(SAN DIEGO, CA, 2/17/09) – The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) participated last night in a panel discussion after a screening of the documentary “Occupation 101,” which covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event was organized by Activist San Diego.
CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida addressed an audience of progressive activists on practical ways to inform the wider public about the brutal Israeli military occupation. Edward Sweed the co-founder of Alternate Focus was also part of the panel to discuss the different media tools activists could use to promote justice for the Palestinians.
“It is important for progressive activists in San Diego to learn more about the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to help mobilize a wider grassroots effort in bringing an end to injustice in the Middle East,” said CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida, Tel: 619-913-0719 or 858-278-4547, E-Mail: email@example.com