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CAIR-CA Rep Offers Invocation at Filipino Heritage Festival

CAIR-SAN DIEGO REP OFFERS INVOCATION AT 2nd ANNUAL FILIPINO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/11/06) – On October 7, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) offered an interfaith invocation speech during the 2nd Annual Filipino Heritage Festival in San Diego, California.

CAIR-San Diego Director of Public Relations Edgar Hopida offered a prayer and short speech. The speech included the dangers of Islamophobia entering the Filipino community through certain local Filipino opinion editorial columnists and how the community should distance themselves from people like them.

4th San Diego District City Council Member Tony Young was among the co-sponsors for the festival. The Filipino Heritage Festival is an annual event celebrating the cultural heritage of the over 75,000 Filipinos living in San Diego.

“We appreciate the invitation from the Filipino-American community to be a part of their celebration and only increases our bridge-building of mutual understanding and respect for all people,” says CAIR San Diego Director of Public Relations Edgar Hopida, who is himself of Filipino heritage.

CONTACT: Edgar Hopida, Tel: 858-278-4547, E-Mail: ehopida@cair.com

 

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