(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/4/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the opening of registration for its first Maryland Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (#MYLS2015) to be held in Annapolis, Md., on April 8.
#MYLS2015, to be held in the Maryland state capital, is designed to familiarize participants with the Maryland General Assembly and the legislative process of how a bill is introduced and passed into law. It will also include a tour of state buildings, and involve dynamic speakers who will aim to inspire youth with their knowledge and experiences.
WHAT: Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium 2015 #MYLS2015
WHO: Muslim Youth Ages 14-19WHEN: Wednesday, April 8
WHERE: Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis, Md.
CAIR has been organizing Muslim Youth Leadership Programs in states across the country for more than a decade. Participants of these programs have gone on to become respected community leaders, activists, community organizers, and youth leaders.
The mission of MYLS is to encourage civic and political engagement by American Muslim youth, empower them to guide their communities from the margins to the mainstream of society and to provide resources to foster a well-integrated American Muslim identity that flourishes in a pluralistic America.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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