Town Hall Meeting on Islamophobia at ISGVF on June 13 with Three Reps, Timothy Welbeck

CAIR-Philadelphia is happy to partner and co-sponsor this important event with Rep. Joe Webster, Rep. Melissa Shusterman, Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, Emgage Pennsylvania, and the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge – ISGVF.

In addition to the three representatives, other speakers will include Prof. Marwan Kreidie, Deputy Attorney General Hon. Robert Reed, and our own Timothy Welbeck, CAIR- Philadelphia Civil Rights Attorney.

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An Eid-al-Fitr Letter from Jacob Bender, CAIR-Philly Executive Director

As the first non-Muslim, and American Jew, to head one of CAIR’s 33 chapters across the country, my hiring was, of course, an experiment. Yet, as I came to know many of you, and as you came to know me, I was quickly welcomed with open arms by the diverse Muslim communities all across the Greater Delaware Valley region. I now turn to you in a moment of need, in a time of turmoil, to ask for your help in supporting the wonderful organization that I am privileged to lead, and which means so much to the Muslim communities of my new city. Day in and day, month in and out, CAIR provides invaluable services to thousands of Muslims and others all across the region…

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Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, CAIR- Philadelphia’s Education and Outreach Director conducted dozens of diversity trainings on Islam, Muslims and religious accommodations, including for the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunities Commission), the Federal Executive Board, and the Please Touch Museum. He worked with Muslim youth in empowerment programs such as MYLP and Muslim Civic Activism Fellowship projects.

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Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq., CAIR- Philadelphia’s Civil Rights Attorney, responded to more than 150 incidents of hate speech, workplace harassment, and bullying of school-age Muslim children in 2018. He is on pace to field the same amount, if not more, prospective clients in 2019.

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Vote the Primaries on May 21

Polls are open until 8:00 pm today!

Supported with a generous grant from SEAMAAC, CAIR-Philadelphia conducted a comprehensive Get Out the Vote Campaign in four counties (Philadelphia, Delaware, Bucks, and Montgomery), five locations (Masjid Al-Falah, Muslim Youth Center of Philadelphia, Zubaida Foundation, North Penn Mosque, and Masjid Al-Madinah/Upper Darby Islamic Center), and in five languages (we distributed a sermon that emphasized the importance of voting from an Islamic point of view in Bangla, Urdu, Hindi, Indonesian, and Burmese).

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