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CAIR-San Diego Takes Part in Elderhostel Program on Islam

(SAN DIEGO, CA, 3/20/09) – The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) recently helped conduct an all-day “Days of Discovery” program organized by the Elderhostel organization at the Islamic Center of San Diego.

“Elderhostel has organized a wonderful bridge-building program for its members to learn about Islam and Muslims. The goal of this series is to offer Elderhostelers in cities across the country an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Islam, as well as to interact with members of their local Muslim communities,” said CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida.
Hopida offered a presentation, “Addressing Islamophobia: Breaking Down Stereotypes,” to a group of some 50 Elderhostelers.
Other presenters included Shaykh Taha Hassane, Imam of the Islamic Center of San Diego, who covered a lecture entitled, “Islam 101” and CAIR-San Diego staff member Homayra Yusufi who elaborated on addressing stereotypes of women in Islam.
There will be one more scheduled ‘Bridging Bridges to Islam’ scheduled on March 26. For more information, go here.

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, 619-913-0719 or 858-278-4547; E-mail:


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