Gerald Hankerson discusses Islam and Muslims at cultural forum

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CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson participated in a cultural forum entitled, “Who are my Muslim neighbors?,”  sponsored by the village’s Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

The event was held to encourage a better understanding of Hanover Park’s own Muslim residents, which the sponsors hope will prevent future attacks on the American Muslim community. A room of about 70 guests learned more about their Muslim neighbors and had the opportunity to shed light on misconceptions and stereotypes.

This kind of cultural forum was the first of its kind in Hanover Park and Hankerson hopes to continue CAIR-Chicago’s participation in the future.

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