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Locals, CAIR-Florida talk Bay County race relations in virtual panel

By Jacqueline Bostick, For Panama City News Herald , On 30 June 2020, Read Original
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The first ERACISM meeting was held last year during Black History Month. Bay County’s CAIR Coordinator Hiba Rahim said a Part 2 was necessitated amid the spotlight on race relations nationwide. About 90 people were in virtual attendance.

PANAMA CITY — To have an informed opinion about what’s happening with the fallout following the killing of George Floyd, and the subsequent shift in race relations in America, challenging your own personal experiences and prejudices are key.

Muslim civil rights group Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida held a virtual panel last week to do just that. The Zoom meeting titled ERACISM II included speakers from local organizations that advocate for equality and civil rights.

The first ERACISM meeting was held last year during Black History Month. Bay County’s CAIR Coordinator Hiba Rahim said a Part 2 was necessitated amid the spotlight on race relations nationwide. About 90 people were in virtual attendance.

“We weren’t sure how well attended it would be, but certainly people are interested in learning and challenging their own personal narratives and notions,” Rahim said. “Our target audience were people who were curious and wanted to know, and ... people who carry racial prejudice. That’s a very important part of our audience that we need to reach.”

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