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Hussam has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the poor enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. Mr. Ayloush frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media. Full biography at: http://hussamayloush.blogspot.com/2006/08/biography-of-hussam-ayloush.html

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Muslims at Manzanar Documentary 2008 - Watch, learn, and make a positive difference

"Manzanar Pilgrimage" - A short documentary by CAIR-LA

On April 26, 2008, CAIR Greater Los Angeles Area led a group of over 100 Southern California Muslims on an educational trip to Manzanar, the first Japanese American internment camp established during World War II.

Along with Southland Muslims, some 1,500 people from California and beyond attended the 39th Annual Pilgrimage to Manzanar. The annual event is organized by the Manzanar Committee.

Watch this short documentary (12 minutes) and learn about this emotional learning experience in which Muslims had the chance to bond with new Japanese American friends and draw a parallel between the past and our post 9-11 present.

You will be so touched and I am sure you would want to join on the next Manzanar Pilgrimage, on April 25, 2009.

This educational project was made possible by the generous support from One Nation. http://www.onenationforall.org/

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