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Please join us for the premiere screening of a Voice of America documentary:

"Faith in Freedom: The Journey of Muslim American Candidates"

VOA's Midwest correspondent, Kane Farabaugh, followed the campaigns of four Muslim American immigrants seeking office in city, state, and national government. Their backgrounds and circumstances are as diverse as the obstacles and barriers before them as they seek to become the first to represent this small but growing part of the American landscape.

Wednesday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Voice of America, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C.20237

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session at 11 am with the VOA correspondent.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 18, to publicrelations@voanews.com

Note: A special 30-minute tour of the VOA studio will be offered to the first 20 interested respondents immediately following the Q&A session. Please include in your RSVP if you are interested in both the screening and the tour.

Photo ID is required. The Department of Homeland Security requires a U.S. issued driver's license or a U.S./foreign passport for entry to a federal facility.

How important are the presidential elections to members of the African community in the U.S.? Will they cast their vote come this November?

The Voice of America presents a panel discussion on the role of the African diaspora in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Welcoming remarks by:

Negussie Mengesha, VOA Africa Division Director

Opening remarks by:

Amanda Bennett, VOA Director

Moderated by:

Ndimyake Mwakalyelye, VOA Zimbabwe Service Chief

Panelists will include:

Dr. Sylvester Okere, Founder, President, & Chairman of the Board of UPAC (United People for African Congress), Campaign Manager, Community Activist

Nii Akuetteh, Activist & Executive Director of AIC (African Immigrants Caucus)

Dr. Menna Demessie, Vice President of Policy and Research for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:30 am

Please arrive by 9:30 am, as the discussion will begin promptly at 10:00 am

Voice of America - Cohen Building

Briefing Room #1528A

330 Independence Ave SW

Washington, D.C. 20237

(Enter through the C St. entrance)

Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 28 to: publicrelations@voanews.com

Photo ID is required. The Department of Homeland Security requires a U.S. issued driver's license or a U.S./foreign passport for entry to a federal facility.

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