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CAIR-CA to Help Launch School Anti-Harassment Initiatives

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 10/23/07) – On Wednesday, October 24, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), along with other Bay Area civil rights organizations, will call attention to bias-related harassment plaguing California’s public schools.
WHAT: Calling Attention to Public School Harassment Cases
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Asian Law Caucus 939 Market Street, Suite 201 San Francisco, CA
CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Civil Rights Coordinator Mahrukh Hasan, 408-986-9874, E-Mail:; Angela Chan, Staff Attorney, Asian Law Caucus, 415-848-7719, E-Mail:
The results of a recent survey will be released showing that many school districts have failed to comply with the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, AB 537 (Kuehl), which prohibits discriminatory harassment and violence in schools.
New state and local initiatives will be announced to prevent and reduce bias-related harassment and violence in schools, including the passage of the Safe Place to Learn Act (AB 394).
Participating organizations include: ACLU of Northern California, Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Youth Advocacy Network, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Equality California, Public Advocates
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to promote justice, enhance the understanding of Islam, and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Media & Outreach Coordinator Kourosh Safavi, 408.986.9874, E-Mail:


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