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CAIR-WA to Present on Islamophobia to Youth at MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop
January 11, 2018

(SEATTLE, WA, 1/11/18) – On Sunday, January 14, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Washington) will present on Islamophobia at the MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop in Downtown Seattle. The goal of the workshop is to empower youth between the ages of 11-18 to speak out publicly against Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism, while also building relationships between diverse communities.

WHAT: MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop

WHEN: Sunday, January 14, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. .

WHERE: Seattle University Student Center, 1100 E James Way, Seattle WA 98122

CONTACT: CAIR-WA Media & Outreach Director Sarah Stuteville, 206-403-3931, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“We have had cases reported of public incidents of harassment during which no one intervened on behalf of the victim,” said Jasmin Samy, CAIR-WA Civil Rights Director, “Many people want to know how best to help. This training is an opportunity for them to learn more about standing up for what's right in a safe and effective way.”

Young Americans are feeling the impact of hate impacting their own family and friends," said Jasmin Samy, CAIR-WA Civil Rights Director, who will be speaking on Islamophobia at the workshop and will be available for interviews, “Giving them the tools to challenge Islamophobia will help them make a difference in their communities and on our nation at large."

Free tickets are available at mlkvoice2018.eventbrite.com. More information can be found on the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/953350911487179/ . 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.

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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