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CAIR KY Sent Representatives to the CAIR National Council meeting 2017


CAIR-KY Member at large, Dina Rasheed, and Civil rights committee chair, Nour Abada, had the privilege of representing CAIR-KY at the 2017 CAIR National Council meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 28th - April 30th 2017. They attended workshops including civil rights, combating islamophobia, and media relations. They participated in discussions on a national level and gained knowledge and connections to help them better serve the central Kentucky community. They wish to participate with other CAIR chapters on National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capital Hill next year. "My favorite part of the weekend was getting the privilege to meet Gold Star father Khizr Khan. He is an inspiration to many of us."- Dina Rasheed. For more information on CAIR National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill click the link below.


CAIR-Kentucky Representatives Talk to U.K. Students about Press Coverage of Muslims


CAIR-KY members Dr. Dina Rasheed and Dr. Nadia Rasheed spoke to journalism students at the University of Kentucky on April 24, 2017 on “How to Cover the Muslim Community”. The mother and daughter are members of the newly-formed local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter based in Lexington. Their talk to two UK classes covered common misconceptions about Islam and focused on the commonalities between the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Rasheeds’ told students that a basic objective of the CAIR-KY organization is to build a healthy, strong and accurate relationship between the community and media. Examples of recent news coverage of CAIR-KY’s April 14, 2017 launch by Lexington journalists can be accessed by clicking here.


CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its core mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.




The "Know Your Rights" Workshop was held on April 1, 2017 at Masjid Bilal. StreetLaw of UK College of Law joined with CAIR-KY to present the first of many "Know Your Rights” Workshop for the Muslim community in and surrounding Lexington, Kentucky.

Professor Lollar, the faculty advisor, Larry Doucet (President, 3L), and John Ritter (Vice President, 3L), gave information regarding the rights of an individual in searches, seizures, at the border, and in airports. The StreetLaw teachers provided handouts and forms for the attendees and answered  numerous questions during the session. 

StreetLaw did an excellent job in educating the community regarding their rights. This was an important event as the political climate is shifting and members of the community have many questions regarding these issues. Through providing information and answers, StreetLaw has raised awareness about our rights for the Muslim community within and surrounding Lexington, Kentucky. This educational session was the first of many where CAIR-KY will provide an opportunity, with the help of other organizations in certain instances, for community members to be educated about their rights. 



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