(MIAMI, FL, 12/19/17) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations - Florida (CAIR - FL), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today announced that the Muslim Women's Organization honored CAIR-Florida's Orlando Regional Director, Rasha Mubarak, with the 2017 Genuinely Empowered Muslim Sisters (GEMS) Award. Ida Eskamani, Florida Representative Carlos G. Smith's Chief of Staff and a partner with Mubarak on various initiatives, was also a recipient of the award.
Following the Orlando's Pulse tragedy, Mubarak and Eskamani worked hand-in-hand on multiple events to unite and comfort the Orlando community. They partnered to organize efforts around Trump's Muslim ban; they also served as key facilitators in the Orlando TRUST campaign as well as other volunteer planning committees. The award was presented to them by Florida State Representative Amy Mercado, House District 48.
"I am truly humbled by this recognition. We always strive to be there and make a difference for our communities. This award honors productive and sincere teamwork. It motivates us to continue building strong coalitions to safeguard our civil liberties and promote a better understanding among us all," said Rasha Mubarak, CAIR-Florida's Orlando Regional Director.
CAIR-Florida is the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR-Florida 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.