CAIR-SFBA to Present Dr. Hatem Bazian with "Empowering American Muslims" Award

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November 16, 2012
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CAIR-SFBA to Present Dr. Hatem Bazian with "Empowering American Muslims" Award

On Nov. 17, CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area will present Professor Hatem Bazian with the 2012 "Empowering American Muslims" Award for his work as chair of the Islamophobia Research Project and annual Islamophobia Conference at UC Berkeley. Known across the country for his academic work and decades of efforts directed at mobilizing Muslims of all ages, Dr. Bazian is also the chair of American Muslims for Palestine and a co-founder of Zaytuna College.
The Islamophobia efforts, led by Dr. Bazian, at UC Berkeley provide a unique opportunity to address the challenges of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States from an ethnic studies perspective.

Known for being an organic intellectual, a term used for academics directly connecting their research to the people, Dr. Bazian has played a significant role in almost every human and civil rights movement in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as nationally and internationally, including the defense of Affirmative Action in California, Americans with Disabilities Act, the anti-Apartheid and anti-globalization movements, and Central American solidarity struggles.

Read Dr. Bazian's recent opinion piece in the San Jose Mercury News, "Anti-Islam ads on San Francisco buses put Muslims at risk."

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