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CAIR-CA to Release Report on Faith-Based Bullying of Muslim Students in California Schools

(ANAHEIM, CA, 10/27/17) On Monday, October 30, 2017, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will hold simultaneous press conferences in Anaheim, San Diego, Sacramento and Santa Clara to release a new report documenting faith-based bullying of Muslim students in California schools. 

The report titled, “Unshakable: The Bullying of Muslim Students and the Unwavering Movement to Eradicate it," is based on a statewide survey of more than 1,000 Muslim students ages 11 to 18. CAIR-CA asked the students questions about their relationships with peers and teachers. Survey results show that Muslim students feel less safe, welcome and respected in their schools with fifty-three percent of respondents reporting some form of bullying.  

WHAT: CAIR-CA to Release Report on Bullying of Muslim Students

WHEN: Monday, October 30, 2017

WHERE: 

Anaheim-10 a.m. at the CAIR-LA Office, 2180 W. Crescent Blvd., Suite F, Anaheim, CA 92801

San Diego –10 a.m. at the CAIR-SD Office, 7710 Balboa Ave, Suite 326, San Diego, CA 92111

Santa Clara –11 a.m. at the CAIR-SFBA Office, 3160 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 110 Santa Clara, CA 95054

CONTACT: CAIR-LA Advocacy Manager Masih Fouladi, 714.851.4851, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-San Diego Executive Director, Hanif Mohebi, 858.774.9991, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-SV Civil Rights Attorney, Saad Sweilem, 916.441.6269 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-SFBA Executive Director, Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The CAIR-CA report also shares anecdotes collected from students during survey outreach. It follows a similar 2015 and 2013 reports, asking more questions and increasing response rates. The report provides recommendations for policymakers, school officials and families about how best to protect children from bullying in school.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialog, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT:  CAIR-LA Advocacy Manager Masih Fouladi, 714.851.4851, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-San Diego Executive Director, Hanif Mohebi, 858.774.9991, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-SV Civil Rights Attorney, Saad Sweilem, 916.441.6269 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-SFBA Executive Director, Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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