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CAIR-CA to Release Report on Faith-Based Bullying of Muslim Students in California Schools 

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 10/26/2021) – On Thursday, Oct. 28,the four state offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations California (CAIR-CA) will hold a virtual press conference to release the latest report documenting faith-based bullying of Muslim students in California schools. 

The report, titled “CAIR-California’s 2021 Bullying Report: Examining Islamophobia in California Schools,” is based on a statewide survey of some 700 Muslim students ages 11 to 18. CAIR-CA surveyed Muslim students across California about the bullying and discrimination they suffered both from peers and school adults. 

WHAT: CAIR-CA to Release Report on Bullying of Muslim Students 

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. PT 

WHERE:  https://bit.ly/cair-bullying-press

The CAIR-CA report also shares anecdotes collected from students during survey outreach. It follows similar reports in 2019, 2017, 2015 and 2013, and charts how the landscape of faith-based bullying of Muslim students in California has changed. The report provides recommendations for educators and parents about how to best protect students from bullying in school. 

CAIR offers a booklet, called “An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices,” designed to help school officials provide a positive learning environment for Muslim students.  

CAIR-CA is California’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims.

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Contact: CAIR-LA Social & Digital Media Manager Enjy El-Kadi, eelkadi@cair.com; (714) 851-4851

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