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CAIR-Washington Offers ‘Know Your Rights’ Trainings in Response to Supreme Court Ruling on Muslim Ban

Civil rights organization helps community interpret SCOTUS decision, offers help and resources

(Seattle, WA, 6/29/18) — The Washington State chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) is partnering with the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS-AMEN) and the Ethiopian Muslims Association of Seattle to offer two “Know Your Rights” trainings this weekend.

The trainings are in response to this week’s Supreme Court decision to uphold a travel ban on predominantly Muslim majority countries.

What: “Muslim Ban Know Your Rights” trainings in response to SCOTUS decision

When/When: The Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS-AMEN), 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052, Friday, June 29th, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.


The Ethiopian Muslims Association of Seattle, 3730 S 166th St, SeaTac, WA, 98188, Saturday, June 30th, 6-7 p.m.

Who: Lawyers and civil rights workers from CAIR-WA (The Council on American Islamic Relations – Washington)

“This Muslim Ban hurts our community. It separates families, keeps people from medical care and blocks others from education,” Said Jasmin Samy, Civil Rights Director of CAIR-WA, “And it emboldens hate. Since the announcement of the first Muslim Ban, we’ve seen a significant uptick in anti-Muslim bullying in schools, anti-Muslim hate crimes and discrimination.”

Samy and other lawyers and civil rights workers will be at the trainings to help interpret the ban and offer resources to people impacted by it.

Community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to CAIR-WA’s Civil Rights Department at 206-367-4081, or at

CAIR-WA is a chapter of 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 mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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