(WASHINGTON, D.C., 01/19/17) - On Saturday, January 21, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights organization, will join thousands of others for the Women’s March on Washington, both in the nation’s capital and at parallel events across the country. CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Director Zahra Billoo will be among the main speakers at the rally in Washington.
CAIR is a national partner of the march and will be providing signs for marchers, available for pick up at the CAIR Capitol Hill office (453 New Jersey Avenue, SE) beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.
“I march because as a Muslim, a woman and a person of color, the incoming administration has targeted my community in multiple and intersectional ways,” said CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo. “What we need right now is to send a clear message that women’s rights are human rights and that we will work together across communities to defend and protect each other. The march organizers have done a phenomenal job planning the event and CAIR is encouraging members of the Muslim community to attend in Washington and across the country.”
CAIR is 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.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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