The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is preparing for the second “Muslim Day at the Capitol” event.
CAIR is expecting over 200 Muslims from around the state to attend the day-long event full of workshops and special sessions geared towards civic engagement in the Muslim community of Oklahoma.
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“Muslim Day at the Capitol is designed to connect the Muslim community with lawmakers, promote civic engagement and educate attendees on issues of equality and social justice,” said a CAIR spokesperson.
CAIR says the event is scheduled to be held on February 26. Registration for the event is open until February 1st.
“During an election year, and especially in a time of increasing Islamophobia and prejudice, it is important to engage the Muslim community with their elected representatives and to encourage civic participation,” said CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure. “Through positive and proactive events like this, we politically empower each other to speak effectively on the issues that affect the Muslim community and the entire state.”