Edward Ahmed Mitchell, civil rights attorney, will speak to the Fayette Democratic Women Saturday, Feb 16, at their regular monthly meeting on the topic, “American Muslims: History, Myths, & Challenges.”

Mitchell serves as Executive Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). As part of America’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, CAIR works to promote justice, counter bigotry, and build interfaith bridges.

Before joining CAIR Georgia, Mitchell served as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Atlanta and as a freelance reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is also an editor of AtlantaMuslim.com, a member of the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers, and a member of the board of trustees of Fayetteville’s Islamic Community Center.

The meeting will be held at Heritage Bank, 440 North Jeff Davis Dr., at 1 p.m. Members, friends and those interested in the FDW mission are encouraged to attend and invited to visit FDW at fayettedemcraticwomen.org.

Fayette Democratic Women meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr., Fayetteville. For more information, go to fayettedemocraticwomen.org.