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CAIR-CA Hosts Youth Leadership Conference at State Capitol

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/27/2007) – The California Chapter of the Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) recently held its third Annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP) Conference at the State Capitol over the weekend.

The four-day conference featured workshops on community organizing and advocacy, public speaking and media activism. The highlight of the conference was the ‘Mock Legislature’ session on the Senate floor, during which participants served as legislators as they debated public policy issues. Thirty-five High school students from throughout California participated in the conference.

“It is important that we empower the future generations with a message of unity and hope,” said MYLP Conference Chair Basma Marmosh. “We anticipate that this program will empower American Muslim youth to pursue leadership positions that will help strengthen this nation.”

CONTACT: CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916 441-6269, E-Mail:; CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Safaa Ibrahim, 408-986-9874, E-Mail:; CAIR-LA, Hussam Ayloush, 714-776-1847, E-Mail:; CAIR-SD, Edgar Hopida, 858-278-8176, E-Mail:


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