CAIR-SFBA Co-Sponsors “Unheard Voices of 9/11”

Image for News Release - CAIR-SFBA Co-Sponsors “Unheard Voices of 9/11”

Community members and advocates to gather and testify about the impact of 9/11 on the rights and liberties of Arabs, Muslims, Sikhs and South Asians.

(Aug 23, 2011 - Mountain View, CA) 

DATE: August 27, 2011
TIME: 1pm
LOCATION: Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Avenue

As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, please join the Sikh Coalition for an important community hearing next Saturday.

Community members and advocates will gather and testify about their experiences with post-9/11 discrimination, including hate crimes, job discrimination, school bullying, border searches, airport profiling, immigration and naturalization delays, and the like.

Learn about the impact of 9/11 on the rights and liberties of Arabs, Muslims, Sikhs and South Asians.

Speakers Include:

  Congressman Michael Honda
  Assembly Member Paul Fong
  San Jose Council Member Ash Kalra
  San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore
  Commissioner Nitasha Sawhney, California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs
  Veena Dubal, Staff Attorney, Asian Law Caucus
  Amardeep Singh, Program Director, Sikh Coalition
  Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations – SFBA

Co-Sponsors:

  American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
  Arab Cultural and Community Center
  Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
  Asian Law Caucus
  Council on American Islamic Relations – SFBA
  Muslim Advocates
  South Asian Americans Leading Together
  The Sikh Coalition
  UNITED SIKHS

Endorsers:

  ACLU of Northern California
  Asian American Justice Center

End of Article