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CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Appointed to Human Relations Commission

HRC Hanif Picture(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/17/17) — Hanif Mohebi, the executive director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) was recently appointed to the San Diego Human Relations Commission.

Human Relations Commission Executive Director Dr. Joel Day and the HRC Chair Stephen Groce were present at the swearing-in ceremony.

SEE: San Diego Human Relations Commission

The mission of the City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission is to conduct and promote activities that foster mutual respect and understanding, protect basic human and civil rights, as well as create an atmosphere that promotes amicable relations among all members of the San Diego community.

The Commission is comprised of 15 members; seven appointed by the Mayor and one appointed by each of the eight City Council Members. Commissioners are confirmed by the City Council and serve staggered four-year terms and its staff consists of an executive director and executive secretary.

Its purpose is to advise the mayor and city council on methods to assure that all city residents have equal access to economic, political and educational opportunities and equal access to service protection and accommodation in all businesses and public agencies.

The commission also collaborates with community groups to create comprehensive educational programs to address interracial, inter-religious and intercultural understanding. Furthermore, the commission investigates and mediates discrimination complaints of employment, housing and public accommodations.

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

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CONTACT:  CAIR-San Diego Executive Director, Hanif Mohebi, 858.774.9991,

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