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CAIR-San Diego, Community Partners to Support Safe Learning Environment for All Students

screenshot www.facebook.com 2017 05 24 15 42 02(SAN DIEGO, CA, 5/24/17) – On Thursday, May 25, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-San Diego) will join community partners at a news conference to express support for a safe learning environment for all students following the filing of a lawsuit against the San Diego Unified School District’s plan to protect Muslim students from bullying.

SEE: Parents File Lawsuit Over San Diego Unified School District Muslim Anti-Bullying Program

WHAT: CAIR-San Diego, Community Partners to Support Safe Learning Environment for All Students

WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: 7710 Balboa Ave, Suite 326, San Diego, CA 92111

CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-997-3348, hmohebi@cair.com

“This lawsuit seems to be an attempt to have the courts enforce growing Islamophobia in our state and nation, and to strip away much-needed protection for Muslim students who face increasing bullying,” said CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi.

The anti-bullying plan, developed in collaboration with CAIR-San Diego and in alignment with the Safe Place to Learn Act (AB 2845), will focus on the district’s plan to address Islamophobia and discrimination against Muslim students and their families.

CAIR-San Diego Welcomes School District’s Initiative to Combat Islamophobia, Bullying of Muslim Students

A 2013 CAIR report documenting bias-based bullying of American Muslim students in California schools revealed that almost half of Muslim students said they had been subjected to some form of bias-based bullying.

To read the full 2013 report, go to: Growing in Faith 

The Washington-based civil rights organization offers a booklet, called “An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices,” designed to help school officials provide a positive learning environment for Muslim students.

SEE: An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

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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