(LOS ANGELES, CA - 7/29/2019) – On Tuesday, July 30, more than 100 participants are set to attend the inaugural Muslim Youth Day at L.A. City Hall hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and Project Islamic H.O.P.E.
At the event, Muslim youth from throughout Greater Los Angeles will have an opportunity to meet their city council members, take a guided tour of City Hall and participate in an educational Muslim Youth organizing workshop.
Muslim Youth Day at L.A. City Hall is part of the closing ceremonies for Muslim American Heritage Month in the city of Los Angeles. On June 28, Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution, introduced by Los Angeles Council member Mitch O’Farrell, recognizing the contributions and activism of the estimated 500,000 Muslim Angelinos in the areas of culture, social services, education, politics, business, technology and the arts.
SEE: L.A. City Council Adopts Muslim American Heritage Month
In a statement, CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said:
“This event is part of a series of advocacy events at the national and state levels. Muslim Youth Day at L.A. City Hall is an opportunity to provide the leaders of tomorrow a view of how local government works and how policy is formed that directly affects our local communities. It is important for Muslim Angelinos to strengthen their political muscle and help influence city politics for a more inclusive, tolerant and just city.”
WHAT: Muslim Youth Day at L.A. City Hall
WHEN: Tuesday, July 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, Room 350
CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Manager Eugene W. Fields, 714-851-4851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAIR-LA is Southern California’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims.
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