MINNEAPOLIS (April 1, 2016) — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) has received the 2016 Winds of Change diversity award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, in partnership with the University of St. Thomas – Opus College of Business. The Forum is the largest diversity and inclusion conference in the country.
The Winds of Change Award goes to an individual or organization that has demonstrated sustained support for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace and raised awareness of workplace diversity.
Celebrating its 28th year in 2016, the Forum on Workplace Inclusion convenes in Minneapolis each year to engage national and international people, advance ideas and ignite change around the topics of diversity, inclusion and equity.
SEE: 2016 Winds of Change Award to CAIR-Minnesota
In the award acceptance speech, CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein said: “We greatly humbled and honored to be receiving this award. CAIR-MN works hard every day to make workplace inclusion a reality for our clients and our communities.”
Hussein added, “we value our partnership and trainings we offer with many of the Forum attendees in order to build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”
He pointed to examples of cases CAIR-MN has worked on in challenging employment discrimination, school harassment, airport profiling, and other issues of racism and religious discrimination against Minnesota Somalis, Muslims and other minorities.
Hussein thanked CAIR-MN’s staff, board, donors and “our brave and inspiring clients.”
CAIR-Minnesota is a chapter of 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.