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CAIR-LA to Join Local Muslim, Latino Leaders in Announcing Community Collaboration

chapter logos california(ANAHEIM, CA, 1/19/17) – On Friday, January 20, the Greater Los Angeles area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) will join local Muslim and Latino community activists to form a partnership called The Muslim-Latino Collaborative. The collaborative aims to support and unify both communities by encouraging mutual learning, developing meaningful relationships and promoting solidarity in action.

The press conference will bring leaders and members of both communities together to learn from and about one another, build relationships based on mutual trust, promote empathy and inclusion, and to help protect and defend one another. The purpose of the collaborative is to also educate and mobilize the Muslim and Latino communities and amplify their voices in the pursuit of unity and justice.

WHAT: Interfaith leaders, Community Activists and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference Announcing Orange County Muslim-Latino Collaborative

WHERE: Anaheim City Hall, 200 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim CA, 92805

WHEN: Friday, January 20, 10 a.m.

CONTACT: OCCORD Executive Director Shakeel Syed at shakeel@occord.org or call 310-384-7791; CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad, oahmad@cair.com, 714-851-4851

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC)

Los Amigos of Orange County

Orange County Congregation Community Organizations OCCCO

Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD)

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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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