"We thank the community for their outpouring of support for Shukri and her family," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations , which represents the Said family along with The Awad Firm. "Although the family has sought to maintain privacy as they mourn Shukri, they want to give the community a chance to remember Shukri and call for change."
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During the interfaith vigil, community leaders and local residents will share their their concerns and condolences. In addition to memorializing Shukri, speakers will discuss relevant issues, including ways that families, communities and law enforcement can properly help people suffering from mental illness.
CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents.