(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/27/06) – On Saturday, March 25, CAIR Government Affairs Director Corey Saylor and Department of Justice Community Relations Service Northwest Region Director Rosa Melendez presented a workshop, titled “Challenging Hate and Stereotypes in a Time of Crisis,” at the University of Idaho. Saylor discussed rising levels of Islamophobia, basic Muslim beliefs and advocacy strategies for promoting mutual understanding.
The workshop was part of the university’s 2nd annual “Finding the Center” human rights conference. The mayor and chief of police of Pullman, Wash., the police chief of Moscow, Idaho, and the head of the Latah County Human Rights Taskforce were among the conference participants.
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Department of Justice in challenging stereotyping and other forms of bias,” said Saylor.