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CAIR-WA to Host Muslim Youth Leadership Conference in Seattle

Event to promote political awareness, careers in public relations, media, law
(SEATTLE WA, JULY 29, 2010) – Beginning on August 1, the Washington State chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) will hold its Muslim Youth Leadership Program in Seattle.
WHEN: Sunday, August 1, 2010 to Wednesday, August 4, 2010
WHERE: Sunday: Conference room of Stokes Lawrence, P.S. Monday-Wednesday: Various sites in Seattle area
CONTACT: CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari, 206-367-4081 or 206-931-3655
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: On Sunday August 1 all students will be on one location (see above) and available for photographs by media. Full program schedule for all four days and more photo opportunities are available upon request.
The first day of the conference will feature one day of workshops on systems mapping, community organizing and advocacy, public speaking and media activism. During the next three day conference attendees will participate in a series of meetings with executives in the fields of media, law, public relations, philanthropy, and other fields in which American Muslims are underrepresented.
“The purpose of this career exploration and leadership program is to encourage Muslim youth to enter fields in which they will have opportunities and the skills to shape public opinion and public policy in a 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.”
Asim Ali, a college student and a One World 2011 participant, was accepted into this summer’s MYLP and looks forward to participating.
“My experiences with global leaders have inspired me to become a catalyst for social change and to help others realize their goal,” said Ali. “I hope MYLP will open gates of opportunities for American Muslim youth.”
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, E-Mail: abukhari@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 1-202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, arubin@cair.com

 

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