(SACRAMENTO, CA, 1/17/2005) – The Sacramento office of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) co-sponsored the recent Martin Luther
King Jr. Celebration in that city attended by some 1200 guests, including
state, county and city officials and community leaders. Local Muslim
religious, community and youth leaders also helped organize the event.
Fahizah Alim, the award-winning writer for the Sacramento Bee newspaper,
was presented with the Robert T. Matsui Community Service Award at the MLK
celebration. The award is named after the late Congressman Robert T.
Matsui, a major force behind the annual event.
CONTACT: CAIR-SV President Rashid Ahmad, 916-825-0027