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Youth Groups Urged to Enter CAIR Video Contest


YOUTH GROUPS URGED TO ENTER CAIR VIDEO CONTEST

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/20/07) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today urged youth groups to enter its online digital video contest designed to help promote mutual understanding between Muslims and people of other faiths in America and worldwide.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) encouraged groups such as Boy and Girl Scout troops; Muslim, Christian and Jewish student associations; and mosque, synagogue or church youth groups to produce a video entry for the contest.

CAIR is offering two $5,000 prizes for videos up to one minute long that are the most effective in promoting interfaith understanding and communicating the contest theme of “Let the Conversation Begin.”

One prize will be awarded to a group or member of America’s Islamic community whose video is deemed most effective at promoting mutual understanding between American Muslims and people of other faiths. The other prize will be awarded to a person of any faith, anywhere in the world, whose video is most effective at promoting mutual understanding between the Islamic World and America.

SEE: http://www.cair.com/contest

If a group wins the contest, the prize money will be awarded to it as a group or organization.

Video submissions will be accepted between February 23 and April 15, 2007. Audio (if any) must be in English or with English sub-titles, and the videos must be submitted in .zip format.

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787 or 434-851-4079, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR-DC Accepting Applications for Summer Internship Program


CAIR-DC SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/20/07) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that it is accepting applications for its summer 2007 internship program.

CAIR interns receive practical training in public and media relations, government relations, legal and civil rights, community outreach, research and leadership training. They work with skilled and dedicated mentors to gain first-hand experience in these fields.

WHAT: 10-week paid internship opportunity for high school graduates with America's largest Muslim civil liberties organization.

WHERE: CAIR National Headquarters on Capitol Hill.

WHEN: The internship program runs from June 4 to August 10, 2007. Forty hours per week minimum commitment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 13, 2007. For an application, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 202-488-8787, ext. 6050.

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

CONTACT: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 202-488-8787, ext. 6050.

 

CAIR-FL Seeks Executive Director, Civil Rights Coordinator


CAIR-FL SEEKS ORLANDO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TAMPA CIVIL RIGHTS COORDINATOR - TOP

CAIR-Florida has two immediate openings in their Orlando and Tampa chapters for experienced persons to fill the positions of Executive Director (Orlando) and Civil Rights Coordinator (Tampa). These are full-time position based in beautiful sunny Florida.

ORLANDO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Position: The successful candidate will run the day-to-day affairs of the CAIR-Orlando office and will report directly to the board of directors. The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

Interacting and building relations with local agencies, organizations and officials
Communicating and empowering Muslim community and institutions
Media relations and acting as the spokesperson of the chapter
Leading foundering campaigns and increasing membership
Managing and leading chapter staff, departments and committees
Qualifications: The ideal candidate must demonstrate understanding of CAIR's mission, purpose, goals and objectives. Additionally, must be self motivated, creative, energetic and positive. The successful candidate must also posses the following skills:

A four year college degree and three years experience or equivalent
Excellent inter-personal skills
Ability to work effectively with volunteers
Strong verbal and written communication abilities
Public speaking and presentations
Good organizational skills
Ability to work with deadlines and priorities

TAMPA CIVIL RIGHTS COORDINATOR - TOP

Position: This person will be responsible (among other responsibilities)

Intake, documentation, investigation and arbitration of discrimination complaints
Legal research as it relates to civil rights issues
Working with employers, schools, and organizations to promote religious accommodation
Conduct cultural sensitivity and know-your-rights presentations to agencies and groups
Relationship building with other community partners and government agencies
Successful applicant should have excellent research, writing and verbal skills that are needed in the preparation of case briefs, summaries and department publications.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must demonstrate understanding of CAIR's mission, purpose, goals and objectives. The successful candidate must also posses the following:

A college degree law, paralegal studies or related field and three years experience or equivalent
Excellent inter-personal and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Public speaking and presentations
A solid understanding of civil rights and equality issues relating to Islam
Good research skills as it relates to case law and investigation tools
Experience of working with non-profit organizations and Muslim groups will be an asset.

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NOTE: CAIR provides a wholesome work environment and employee benefits. Salary range is based on education, skills and experience.

APPLY NOW

All those interested and eligible to work in the U.S. (citizens or permanent legal residents) are encouraged to apply with a comprehensive resume stating education, work history, references, along with a cover letter to the below contact info.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (include the position title you are applying for in the subject line)

 

CAIR-San Diego Rep Participates in Interfaith Peace Vigil


CAIR-SAN DIEGO REP PARTICIPATES IN INTERFAITH PEACE VIGIL

(SAN DIEGO, CA, 3/20/07) - A representative of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) recently took part in a day-long prayer vigil for peace sponsored by Faith Leaders for Peace, a group of interfaith leaders and activists from San Diego County.

Throughout the event, which took place at the Federal Building in downtown San Diego, participants shared teachings on peace from their various faith traditions.

Taha Hassane, Imam of the Islamic Center of San Diego and an active member of the Faith Leaders for Peace, gave a short supplication at the vigil. The concluding supplication was given by Imam Sharif Battikhi of the American Islamic Services Foundation.

“We applaud Faith Leaders for Peace for sponsoring this event and for promoting peace for all people and faiths on the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq," said CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida.

CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida, Tel: 619-913-0719; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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