DETROIT-On Tuesday July 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Detroit NAACP branch will host its bi-monthly Allies, Issues, and Action meeting focused on the topic, "The Children of Detroit." Guest speakers include Arab American Civil Rights League Executive Director Rashid Baydoun and Nicole Stallworth, Director, Community Outreach and Governmental Affairs
Children's Center. Baydoun is expected to speak about the "Rehab and Ahmed Amer Foster Care Improvement Act of 2012," a law that will place foster children in the care of willing and capable relatives, and was introduced by Congressman John Conyers of Michigan's 14th Congressional District.
The act was spearheaded by Dearborn residents Rehab Amer and Ahmed Amer, whose children were placed with foster parents of a different religion and background, when the state suspected the couple over the accidental death of their 2-year-old son Samier in 1985.
The Muslim parents were later deemed innocent, but their children were taken away and placed in foster care with a Christian family, losing touch with their biological family and Islamic faith. To RSVP contact Al Williams email@example.com or 313-871-2087. The event is located at, 8220 Second Ave., Detroit.