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CAIR-CA Director Speaks at CAHRO Conference

CAIR-CA Director Speaks at CAHRO Conference
Presentation focused on civil rights, post-9/11 Islamophobia

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 1/15/06) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) recently presented at a workshop, titled “Rising Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Islamophobia,” for the California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) annual conference. CAIR-SV’s workshop was moderated by Ronald Wakabayashi, regional director for the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service.

CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra offered a presentation describing the status of Muslim Civil Liberties in California and CAIR’s efforts to fight Islamophobia.

“In order to combat Islamophobia and racism, Americans from all ethnic backgrounds and faiths must work together through pro-active educational measures,” said Elkarra.

For more information on CAHRO, visit:

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 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.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:

CONTACT: Basim Elkarra, 916-441-6269, Email:


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