(BROWARD, FL, 10/12/04) – The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today took part in a reception hosted by Broward Mayor Ilene Lieberman. At the reception, Mayor Lieberman thanked CAIR-FL for setting up a diversity display celebrating Middle Eastern history and culture in the lobby of the Government Center. She also thanked some 30 other members of the South Florida Muslim community for joining the special breakfast meeting.
The diversity display, part of Broward County’s Diversity Display series, features examples of traditional dress, photographs, art work, and Islamic calligraphy. Smaller items such as tea cups and jewelry are also on display.
“This is a unique display and one that has received a lot of attention,”
said Mayor Lieberman. “As with all of our monthly diversity displays, we
hope that this exhibit is entertaining and educational.”
“We thank Mayor Lieberman for giving us this opportunity to share with the
residents of Broward County the diversity within the Muslim community,”
said Altaf Ali, Executive Director, CAIR-FL. “As Ramadan approaches we draw
upon our spiritual traditions to build relationships and bridges of
understanding with people of other faiths.”
The exhibition is expected to run until October 30, 2004.