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CAIR-WA Holds Muslim Youth Leadership Program in Seattle

Seattle-MYLPProgram facilitates entry to careers in which American Muslims are underrepresented

(SEATTLE, WA, 8/20/2013) — The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) says its 6th annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program is currently being held in Seattle. CAIR-WA's program, designed to facilitate entry to careers in which American Muslims are underrepresented, runs through Thursday.

More information is available on the event website.

WHEN: Monday, August 19 to Thursday, August 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
WHERE: Various corporate conference rooms in and around downtown Seattle
CONTACT: CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari, , 206-367-4081 or 206-931-3655

PHOTO & AUDIO OPPORTUNITIES: More than 30 high school aged students attend meetings in corporate conference rooms around downtown Seattle. Many are available for media interviews about their career ambitions and goals.

Contact CAIR-WA for a full program schedule and to schedule interviews and photo and audio opportunities.

During the four-day program, some 30 local high school and college students will participate in a series of meetings with top level executives and recruiters in the fields of media, law, public relations, philanthropy, and other spheres in which American Muslims are underrepresented. The program also features workshops on systems mapping, community organizing and media activism.

“The purpose of this career exploration and leadership program is to facilitate the entry of Muslim youth into fields in which they will have opportunities and the skills to shape public opinion and public policy in the course of their work,” said CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari. “It will motivate them not only to become politically and civically engaged, but also to help them pursue professions that will positively impact the broader society.”

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari, 206-367-4081 or 206-931-3655,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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