CAIR-SFBA PARTICIPATES IN STATEWIDE EDUCATORS CONFERENCE (SANTA CLARA, CA)- On Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th, representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) dialogued with over 600 K-12 grade teachers who attended the annual California Teacher’s Association (CTA) conference. CAIR representatives informed educators about the special needs of Muslim students in public and private schools and distributed flyers, booklets and Educators’ Guides.
CAIR’s Sensitivity Training program and Library Project were also promoted. Several participants offered positive feedback and commented how important it was for Muslims to be present at such conferences to address Muslim students and parents’ needs. Several teachers shared stories about their Muslim students and any experience or interaction they’ve had with Muslims, while others, with little or no interaction with Muslims, were thankful for the opportunity to learn more about a religion often misunderstood. For more information, please contact: email@example.com