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CCNE and Muslim leaders speak at Connecticut AFL-CIO convention

On September 14th Muslim Leaders met with the AFL-CIO at their biennial convention to discuss the American Muslim Experience in Connecticut. CCNE’s Executive Director Renae Reese introduced the panelists: Kashif Abdul-Karim (CCNE Board member and Imam of Muhhamad Islamic Center of Greater); Mongi Dhaouadi (Executive Director of CAIR -the Council on American Islamic Affairs); Aida Mansoor (President of MCCT – the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut); and Mukhtar Suleiman (MCCT Treasurer).

After a courageous conversation about Muslim belief, identity, and Islamophobia the Connecticut AFL-CIO proceeded to pass a resolution condemning Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Discrimination. We are grateful to the AFL-CIO for inviting this panel and passing the resolution, and to the panelists for courageously sharing their experiences.

Click here to view the AFL-CIO resolution (RESOLUTION 7 CONDEMNING ANTI-MUSLIM BIGOTRY AND DISCRIMINATION).