Monday, February 2, 2015

Civil Rights through Creative Expressions (U of MN Twin Cities)

On Sunday, February 8, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold its second annual Social Justice Gala, with the theme "Civil Rights through Creative Expressions." [February 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union, the Great Hall at the University of Minnesota]

This event brings together local artists and their creative talents to express CAIR-MN's social justice and racial equity work in protecting civil liberties.

Featured artists include spoken word artists, poets, and singers from the Minnesota Muslim community. The evening includes a keynote speech by Joshua Salaam of Native Deen. Betsy Hodges, the Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, will be a special guest speaker. Local artist, Chris Lollie, the man who was tasered and arrested earlier this year for sitting in a St. Paul skyway, will be performing a cappella.

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