Video: CAIR-MN Receives Major Anti-Racism Award
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Uploaded on Oct 12, 2011
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/7/11) --- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today received the 2011 Mission & Excellence Anti-Racism Award from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) and MAP for Nonprofits. The annual "Mission & Excellence" awards are given to six non-profit organizations that make "outstanding contributions to Minnesota's high quality of life."
CAIR-MN received the award in the "Anti-Racism" category for working to "eliminate prejudice and racism in society; demonstrate[ing] a commitment to pluralism and inclusively; and develop[ing] unique and thought-provoking strategies to combat racism."
CAIR-MN: 2011 Anti-Racism Initiative Recipient
In her award acceptance speech, CAIR-MN President Lori Saroya said, "CAIR-MN functions on a basic premise: that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity." She cited examples of cases CAIR-MN has worked on in combating employment discrimination, school harassment, airport profiling, and other issues of racism and religious discrimination against Minnesota Somalis, Muslims and other minorities.
Saroya thanked CAIR-MN's staff, board and advisors. She also acknowledged the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits for the guidance the non-profit umbrella organization has provided to CAIR-MN since the civil rights advocacy organization opened its office in Minnesota in 2007.
A video of the organization's work was shown today at the MCN conference awards ceremony.
CAIR-MN also received a glass engraved award and a cash award.
The 2,000 MCN member organizations and their staff vote on the winners from a field of finalists picked by the Nonprofit Mission Awards Selection Committee. This year, the other finalist in the anti-racism category was the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-MN).
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.
Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook
Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List
Subscribe to CAIR's Twitter Feed
Subscribe to CAIR's YouTube Channel
- END --
CONTACT: CAIR-MN President Lori Saroya, 612-327-6700, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Taneeza Islam, Esq., 612-367-6024, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-MN Civil Rights Coordinator Munazza Humayun, Esq., 763-227-7650, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Standard YouTube License
- 28:26 Ogaden Youth Student Union (OYSU) Interviewby madashanewsFeatured 5,476
- 2:21 Video: Tenn. Muslim Student Not Allowed to Wear Hijab in JROTC (CAIR)by CAIRtv 6,679 views
- 2:00 Video: Wash. State Muslims Ask for Probe of FBI Bias (CAIR)by CAIRtv 2,083 views
- 0:52 Video: CAIR-MI Asks Feds to Investigate Closing of Muslims' Bank Accountsby CAIRtv 1,502 views
- 2:11 CAIR-MN: Protect Legal Rights of Somali Muslim Studentsby CAIRtv 9,250 views
- 20:22 The Somali Script, and My Somali Resourcesby Codylangaugesblog 16,984 views
- 3:39 coca cola pepsi en 7up anti islamby bachir chekhad 773 views
- 0:59 Let the Conversation Beginby ikid23 16,748 views
- 0:38 Barack Obama transcends skin colorby Ahmed Said 4,229 views
- 1:38:11 Operation Restore Home - London Launch Eventby WorldWideSomStudents 29,299 views
- 5:20 Soo Dhaweyntii Madaxweyne Sheekh Shariif ee London iyo Faaduma Qaasimby UTVLondon 5,725 views
- 30:10 Whittier Community School, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Community Celebration of Place with Larry Longby LarryLongTroubadour 780 views
- 10:47 Core Belief's of Zionism (Talmud).by Ya Ali 818 views
- 10:06 Tampa Parents, Civic Groups to School Board: "HAMAS/CAIR Out of Our Schools!"_4_of_4by MrFrogbaby1 4,252 views
- 3:50 Muslims face increasing prejudice in xenophobic Europeby worldfocusonline 1,515 views
- 44:56 2nd Annual Muslim Youth Conventionby Somalitvmn 992 views
- 44:50 H. James Williamsby gvsu 470 views
- 10:01 600 Somali kids in london best tutor school.part 1by Nabiil Nur 24,329 views
- 3:17 Two sides: Anti-racist and EDL, Newcastle anti-racism processionby Justin Chotky 1,746 views
- 1:23 Video: CAIR-MN Asks DOE to Investigate Video of School Altercationby CAIRtv 959 views
- Loading more suggestions...