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CAIR-GA Talks School Bullying with Civil Rights Attorneys at Department of Education

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(ATLANTA, GA - 1/25/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today joined a panel discussion hosted by civil rights attorneys with the Department of Education.

Alongside representatives of the Jewish and Sikh communities, CAIR-GA outlined problems confronting American Muslim school children, including bullying and inaction by some administrators.

"We thank the Department of Education for reminding Atlanta's faith commuities that the department is stil here, ready to protect the rights of students who should be able to go to school without fear of bullying or harassment," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA.

Other speakers at the event included Soumaya Khalifa, founder and executive director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta; Judy Marx, executive director of Interfaith Community Initiatives, and members of the Sikh Education Welfare Association (SEWA Georgia).