(SAN ANTONIO, TX, 10/18/18) – On Friday, October 12, the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SA), along with Muslim Children Education and Civic Center (MCECC), hosted a non-partisan Judicial Forum with 15 judges who are campaigning for office. Some 250 community members attended the event.
There was an educational presentation given by Justice Rebecca Martinez from the 4th Court of Appeal explaining how the court system works and what and why there are different types of courts.
In her welcoming address, Sarwat Husain, president of CAIR-SA said: “These judges in their robes represent honor, dignity, courage and respect. They are looked upon as role models and leaders, because their job is to provide equal justice to all the people.”
She added: “Forums like this provide the judges to get to know the different constituencies they serve. Muslims in San Antonio are 30,000 strong, their votes do count, but unfortunately many in our community do not understand our court system, today they will learn firsthand from the judges themselves, and they will also learn the importance of being visible and active in the community at large.”
Fifteen judges from different courts were on the panel. Each introduced themselves and educated the audience about their courts. That was followed by a robust question and answer session.
Dinner was served after the Isha Prayers.
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: Sarwat Husain, President, CAIR-SA, 210-378-9528, firstname.lastname@example.org