(ANAHEIM, CA – 8/18/21) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today welcomed the introduction of the Muslim-American Appreciation Month Proclamation in the city of Fullerton, which expresses support for the recognition of August as “Muslim-American Appreciation Month” and celebrates the heritage and culture of Muslim Americans.
CAIR-LA worked with Fullerton Councilmember Ahmad Zahra to introduce the Proclamation on Tuesday, Aug. 17.
In addition to supporting the designation of “Muslim-American Appreciation Month,” the Proclamation also seeks to:
1. Honor the contributions and integral role of Muslim Americans in the economy, culture and identity of the city of Fullerton;
2. Urge Americans to honor the month with appropriate ceremonies, programs and activities that celebrate the contributions of Muslim Americans to the city of Fullerton; and
3. Recognize the contributions of the Islamic Center of Fullerton, Olive Community Services and ICNA Relief to the city of Fullerton and its residents.
“With the rise of Islamophobia globally, it is more important than ever to recognize the contributions of Muslims to our society. We are thankful to Councilmember Ahmad Zahra for making this proclamation possible. We have a long way to go to ensure the rights and humanity of Muslims in this country and abroad, but this is definitely a step in the right direction,” said CAIR-LA Policy & Advocacy Manager Fayaz Nawabi.
CAIR-LA is Southern California’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims.
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CONTACT: CAIR-LA Social & Digital Manager Enjy El-Kadi, (714) 776-1847 or firstname.lastname@example.org