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CAIR-CA Hosts 4th Youth Leadership Workshop


(SANTA CLARA, CA, 11/10/06) – On November 11, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA), along with the Muslim Community Association (MCA) Youth Committee, will host the fourth of a quarterly series of Youth Leadership Workshops, to be held on Saturday, November 11, at the MCA in Santa Clara.

The theme for this workshop is Diversity, with a focus on prejudice reduction, violence prevention, conflict resolution, and coalition building. Speakers include Amna Sheikh, Executive Committee Member of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Richard Moss and Susan Parris from the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) and Richard Hobbes, Director of the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations.

Also participating in the workshop will be members of the Campbell United Methodist Church. Following the presentations and activities, students will be taken to the Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, where they will be given a guided tour of the synagogue by Rabbi Daniel Pressman.

“The objective of these youth workshops is to promote a civic, social and political voice and energy within the Muslim American community,” said Amina Ansari, CAIR-SFBA Program Manager

“In previous workshops, the themes have revolved around government, media, and civil rights. This one in particular aims to educate the students on cultural awareness, overcoming intolerance and hate, addressing stereotypes and biases and appreciating every aspect of diversity,” Ansari added.

Registration, at $10 per person, is open until 5 p.m., Friday, November 10. (Lunch and field trip included)

WHAT: Youth Leadership Workshop #4: Diversity
WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2006, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Muslim Community Association, Women’s Lounge; 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
CONTACT: Abiya Ahmed, CAIR-SFBA Media Relations Coordinator;
Phone: 408-986-9874; Email:


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