You are all cordially invited with your family and friends along with all the Community members to the monthly SBIA Family Night Educational & Social program and dinner as per the following:
Date: December 7, 2012, Friday, Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Downtown San Jose Masjid, 325 N. 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112, USA., Phone: 408-947-9389
6:00 PM: Dinner, 6:45 PM: Isha Prayer, 7:00 PM: Presentations
SBIA Candidates’ Forum (Candidates for BoD)
Coordinator: Dr. Waheed Siddiquee (Chief Election Commissioner)
Abstract: The Candidates will make brief opening statements about their mission and goals and what they plan to achieve during their term as a Director of the SBIA Board of Directors. This will be followed by a brief Q-and-A session.
Civic Engagement and Voting our Values
Speakers: Abdul Vohra (SBIA Member), and Jenne Wood-Taylor (PACT Lead Organizer)
Abstract: SBIA is a member of PACT, an interfaith, social change organization. Members of the PACT group here will talk about voting our values, as people of faith. They will also talk about the PACT campaign on Islamophobia, and how our masjid and other organizations are launching a campaign focused on airport discrimination. Both efforts are ways to make our community safer and a more just place to live for all of us. They will talk about how we can all be involved.
CAIR KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AT SCHOOL: A PROGRAM FOR MUSLIM YOUTH AND PARENTS
Speaker: Rachel Roberts, Esq., CAIR Civil Rights Coordinator for Northern California
Rachel Roberts graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 2011 with a specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy. As a profound activist in Civil rights, she also holds an MA in Biblical Studies and Ancient Semitic Language from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a BA from Oberlin College.
Abstract: Every child has the right to succeed at school, both academically and socially. Bullying at school can get in the way of both and most parents do not know how to catch the problem before it escalates. Islamophobia, which is so pervasive in our media, adds another dimension of difficulty for Muslim youth at school. Many parents are fearful of addressing their child’s problems with teachers and administrators. Sometimes they even face resistance. In this presentation, CAIR’s Civil Rights Department will help you know what your rights are at school. We will go over recent changes to the law which strengthen protections against bullying. We will also discuss issues specific to Muslims, such as accommodations for the hijab and prayer time.