Jacob Bender, the executive director of the Council for American-Islamic Relations, with members of Philadelphia's Muslim community will discuss the history of Islam, and the issues currently facing the Philadelphia Muslim community.
From CAIR's Website:
"WHY – We believe America’s greatness comes from the endless opportunities for all of her citizens and that this greatness is maintained through active civic participation. We believe that advocacy through the American Muslim experience is advocacy for a better America. We believe that American Muslim life can and must be better, more equitable and more engaging. We believe we cannot wait for others to address the most challenging issues American Muslims face. We believe we have the tools to change our reality. We believe the time is now.
HOW – Our vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. Our mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding."