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CAIR, Maryland Governor’s Office to Partner with Interfaith Leaders for ‘Statewide Bullying Prevention Month’ Declaration

News conference speakers will include representatives from diverse communities across the state

(BALTIMORE, MD, 9/25/18) – On Wednesday, September 26, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join representatives of the Maryland Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives and interfaith groups at a news conference in Baltimore to declare October as “Statewide Bullying Prevention Month.”

 

WHAT: CAIR, Maryland Governor’s Office to Partner with Interfaith Leaders to Declare October as ”˜Statewide Bullying Prevention Month’

WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 11 a.m.

WHERE: CAIR Office in Maryland, 6120 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 2D, Baltimore, MD 21228

CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

 

CAIR has documented a significant rise in anti-Muslim school bullying incidents nationwide. 

 

A study by CAIR’s California chapter reported that 55 percent of American Muslim students experience some form of bullying based on their religious identity. This is twice the national average for students who report being bullied at school.

 

SEE: 2017 CAIR-CA Bullying Report

https://ca.cair.com/sfba/publications/2017-bullying-report/

Data Show Cases of Anti-Muslim Bullying in Schools on the Rise

http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/anti-muslim-bullying-schools-increase-lawsuit-st-dominics-20180722.html

 

Community members are urged to report any bullying incidents to school administrators and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by going to: https://www.cair.com/report

 

CAIR is America’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.

 

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

 

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