School District’s Initiative to Combat Islamophobia
CAIR San Diego Welcomes School District's Initiative to Combat Islamophobia, Bullying of Muslim Students
(SAN DIEGO, CA, 4/5/17) – The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-San Diego) today welcomed the San Diego Unified School Districtâ€™s (SDUSD) new initiative to combat Islamophobia and the bullying of Muslim students.
Some 150 members of San Diego's Muslim community were present yesterday as the SDUSD passed the initiative.
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This plan, developed in collaboration with CAIR San Diego and in alignment with the Safe Place to Learn Act (AB 2845), was brought forward for formal board adoption and passed. It will focus on the district's plan to address Islamophobia and discrimination against Muslim students and their families, as directed by the SDUSD Board in July, 2016.
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"We believe this is a great first step in the direction of protecting Muslim students from the bullying that is a direct result of the growing Islamophobia in our state and nation,â€ said CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi. â€œOther school districts should follow this lead, and we will be happy to work with them to provide resources and trainings.â€
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.