Voices from Silence Post 9/11 Project Lecture Series
From: The Advocates for Human Rights (jkashaevaadvrights.org)
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:17:23 -0800 (PST)


formerly Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
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The Advocates for Human Rights and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & CiresiPresent
"Voices from Silence Post 9/11 Project Lecture Series"
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Please R.S.V.P. for this lecture  by noon on Friday, February 22
to jkashaeva [at] advrights.org [mailto:jkashaeva [at] advrights.org] or (612) 
341-3302 ext.
127

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.
Application will be made for one Eliminating Bias CLE credit.
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"Helping Lawyers Understand the Muslim-American Community Today"

presented by

Zafar Siddiqui, Islamic Resource Group
Wednesday, February 27, 11:30-1:00 P.M.
at
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
2800 LaSalle Plaza, 800 LaSalle Avenue

Minneapolis, MN


Description of the Lecture

The 9/11 tragedy changed the world for Muslim-Americans. Anti-Muslim sentiment 
has
increased and Muslims find themselves under heightened public scrutiny. Legal 
practitioners
and others need to understand the issues facing the Muslim community in order to
 better serve it. Zafar Siddiqui, President of the Islamic Resource Group in 
Minnesota,
will discuss the experiences of immigrant and indigenous Muslim-Americans in the
 aftermath of 9/11. Mr. Siddiqui will present information about the local Muslim
 community, including some of the major challenges it faces today. He will 
provide
various statistics involving discrimination, hate incidences, and hate speech 
against
this community, and present tips for lawyers on how to address bias in the legal
 system. He will also discuss resources which can be used to gain an increased 
awareness
of Muslim-Americans in Minnesota.


Biographical Information

Zafar Siddiqui is the president of the Islamic Resource Group, an educational 
organization
based in Minneapolis and St. Paul. He was born in India and came to the U.S. in 
1991. Zafar holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of 
Louisiana,
and is a software engineer by profession. He is also the Vice Chairman of the 
board
of Al-Amal School, the only full-time Islamic school in Minnesota. Zafar is 
married
to Amina and has four children.


Lectures are free and open to the public (registration required). Lunch will be 
provided for those who pre-register.

Application will be made for one Elimininating Bias Continuing Legal Education 
credit.

For more information, please contact The Advocates for Human Rights athrights 
[at] advrights.org
[mailto:hrights [at] advrights.org] .

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