CAIR-SFBA HOSTS MEDIA NETWORKING EVENT, LAUNCHES ‘EXTRAORDINARY MUSLIMS’ CAMPAIGN
(SANTA CLARA, CA, 5/3/07) – The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) held its first annual media networking event today, titled “American Muslims, American Stories.”
The event brought together local media professionals with key leaders and activists from the Bay Area Muslim community, minimizing the gap between the two groups.
At the event, CAIR-SFBA announced the launch of its “Extraordinary Muslims” campaign, aimed at promoting balanced media coverage of American Muslims. The project is an ongoing story collection of American Muslims who are talented and have stories worth telling in diverse areas, including but not limited to academics, arts, business, and sports. CAIR-SFBA will periodically offer them as features or human interest pieces to the media. Interested reporters will be able to connect with the subjects of the stories for interviews and photographs.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to promote justice, enhance understanding of Islam, and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: Abiya Ahmed, CAIR-SFBA Media Relations Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 408-986-9874.