ROCHESTER, Minn. (Oct. 8, 2012) — On September 6, a sold-out Young Muslim Women’s Leadership Summit was held in Rochester, MN. The event was organized by the Rochester Muslim Community Circle and co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota.
The first annual event, themed “Defining Ourselves: Reflections on Leadership & Activism,” was organized to teach leadership skills and promote community engagement among high school and college women. Topics included: Leadership Empowerment, Civil Rights Advocacy, Community Involvement and Activism, Civic Engagement, and others.
At the event, RMCC presented CAIR-MN with the ‘Leadership Excellence Award’ for diligently working to defend the civil rights of all Minnesotans.
Last week, CAIR-MN received the 2012 Chapter of the Year Award at CAIR National’s 18th annual banquet in Arlington, Va. The award was given to CAIR-MN because it “stands out as an exemplary chapter for their tireless work on behalf of their community.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties 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.