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CAIR-SFBA Welcomes Santa Clara Recognition of Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 7/17/18) – The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today welcomed the City of Santa Clara’s recognition of “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month” through its presentation of a proclamation to the American Muslim community tonight at a city council meeting. The city of San Jose will host its ceremony on August 14.

Originally Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a resolution in 2016 to proclaim the month of August as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.” He reintroduced the resolution in 2017 and again this year with Assemblymembers Ash Kalra and Kansen Chu as co-sponsors of HR 118.

SEE California House Resolution 118

WHAT: Santa Clara Presentation of Proclamation to Recognize August 2018 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month”

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Santa Clara City Hall, 1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050

CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman, 707-412-0786, susman@cair.com

“I am proud to celebrate the first ever Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month by honoring generations of Muslim Americans for their many social, cultural, and economic contributions to California,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

“While in recent years, we have seen the highest number of cases involving hate incidences, racial profiling and school bullying, we have also seen many elected officials stand in solidarity with marginalized communities and work together to uplift all,” said CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman. “The Bay Area’s diverse Muslim community continues to make significant contributions with lasting positive impact felt globally.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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