(LOS ANGELES, CA, 8/10/15) – The Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today renewed its call for the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center to stop its desecration of Mamilla (Ma’manullah) Cemetery in Jerusalem.
(CINCINNATI, OH, 8/7/15) – Later today, CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub will join other members of her family in a military ceremony at the grave of her great, great grandfather, who fought in the Civil War.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/5/15) – On Thursday, August 6, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join other Muslim and civil rights organizations in holding news conferences in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Boston to express growing community concerns about proposed government-initiated “countering violent extremism” (CVE) programming. These events are being held in the three cities designated to launch CVE pilot programs.
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/4/15) - The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) recently held its 11th annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP) at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
The annual conference brought together more than 40 Muslim high school students from across the state to participate in workshops on community organizing, leadership development and public speaking. MYLP participants, who have shown exemplary leadership skills in their own communities, took part in a "mock legislature" session and served as legislators as they debated public policy issues on the State Capitol Assembly floor.
The "mock legislature" session allowed participants to gain a deeper, practical understanding of how bills are reviewed and laws are passed in the California legislature.