2004-2006 Achievements
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  • Opened an office in center city Philadelphia
  • Hired a full-time Director of Communications – Adeeba Al-Zaman
  • Presented a kick-off event at Temple University, Civil Rights to Human Rights: From Guantanamo to Abu Ghuraib
  • Countered specific media images associating Muslims with terrorism locally
  • Conducted (ing) a 10 part course through multiple (six) educational & interfaith venues: Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence
  • Presented Civil Rights seminars to various regional mosque congregations
  • Worked to ensure all Philadelphia libraries contain CAIR’s Explore Islamic Civilization and Culture collection of materials (24 of 45 are currently filled.)
  • Utilized the expertise of our attorneys to defend and refer civil rights cases
  • Co-sponsored the Philadelphia Palestine Film Festival
  • Co-sponsored a presentation from an independent journalist of Iraq with AFSC
  • Assisted The Philadelphia Inquirer staff writers in preparing articles related to American-Muslims
  • Represented American Muslims at the 2nd Annual Interfaith Walk for Peace & Reconciliation
  • Assisted Temple University’s Sociology Department in studying 1st & 2nd generation American Muslims
  • Partnered with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia in presenting the mini-conference entitled “The Veil”
  • Worked with ACLU and Amnesty International in promoting education and reform of USA PATRIOT Act
  • Made multiple appearances in the media (e.g. Michael Smerconish Show, Dom Giordano Show, FOX 29 “Good Day Philadelphia”, GEO’s talk show: Jaiyza)
  • Muslims Walk Against Hunger at 2005 and 2006 Hunger Walk
  • Led local region in organizing Earthquake Relief clothing drive.
  • Muslims feed local people in need under “Share Ramadan” campaign.
  • Launched the “Explore the Life of Muhammad” Campaign. To date, have supported 5 programs under the initiative:
    • Town Hall Meeting over Cartoon Controversy
    • 2 Screening and Lectures at the FIE
    • Mosque Open House and Panel Discussion at Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley
    • Co-Sponsored Haji Noor Deen Arabic Calligraphy and Lecture on Life of Muhammad (PBUH.)
  • Promoted “Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America” Event at Robin’s Bookstore
  • Assisted local artist in research and issues of Islamic Sensitivity for new Eastern Penitentiary Exhibit “GTMO”
  • Developed a positive, working relationship with the Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Held 2 training sessions for potential instructors of the 10-part course.
  • Held press conference on understanding on behalf of the local Mosque that was discriminated against by voters. (“Islamic Leaders Issue Call for Interfaith Unity”)
  • With the Japanese American Citizen’s League, CAIR-Philly marks the internment of Japanese Americans. (Screening of film, “Caught in Between” and panel discussion on current civil liberties issues.)
  • Co-Sponsored Lecture by Dr. James Zogby at Rosemont College, “Why So Long: Peace in the Middle East.”
  • Offer a biweekly news service to interested constituents.
  • Participated in reading aloud a portion of the US Constitution on Constitution Day (Constitution Center)
  • Participated in over 25 Interfaith Presentations.
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Modified: August 19, 2009