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Video: CAIR Partners with Md. Agencies on Statewide Emergency Preparedness Summit for Faith Leaders

CAIR logoOn December 10, the Maryland Outreach Department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) partnered with the Maryland Governor's Office on Community Initiatives and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights to organize the first statewide “Maryland Emergency Preparedness Summit for Faith Leaders.â€

The summit featured experts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Maryland Emergency Management Agency, and the Maryland State Police, among others.

Summit speakers outlined what constitutes a hate crime; provided preventative measures and techniques to safeguard property and people; suggested strategies to counter intolerance; shared information on grants and other local, state and federal resources; and empowered faith leaders to implement measures and policies to protect themselves and their communities.

CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, (410) 971-6062

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