CAIR-AZ hosted a productive panel discussion with (from left to right) Chapter President Anas Hlayhel, Todd Gallinger – CAIR National, and Imraan Siddiqi – CAIR-AZ Board.

CAIR-AZ hosted a wonderful weekend of events – entitled “Why Should I CAIR?  How to Build an Activist Community” at two local mosques.  These events represented a great opportunity to discuss challenges that American Muslims are facing – and discussed solutions of how each member of the community can make their own personal impact.

Friday night’s event was hosted at Islamic Cultural Center of Tempe, while Saturday night’s panel took place at Islamic Center of the East Valley in Chandler.  The diverse panel gave insight as to how to stay active, ensuring knowledge of constitutional rights, and maximizing impact using new media/social media outlets.  Both evening events brought about a great interactive discussion, along with Q&A with the audience and panel.

CAIR-AZ also hosted a highly productive focus group with local AZ Community leaders, generating a great variety of input and ensuring coalition building within the Arizona community as we move forward.  As the chapter continues to grow, the local CAIR chapter leaders were very pleased with the participation during the weekend, along with securing plenty of new volunteers for the future.

Be sure to follow CAIR-AZ on Facebook, along with our Twitter @cairaz.  There, you will be able to connect and receive the latest news and opportunities to participate in helping this great chapter grow!

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