Since September 11, 2001 NCRR has built a relationship with the American Muslims, South Asians and the Arab American communities through educational programs such as Break the Fast, forums and the Manzanar Pilgrimage.  We believe that it is important to speak out against any scapegoating of Muslims, South Asians and Arab Americans.  Here are the web sites and some information about these groups.

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR): CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.  Since its establishment in 1994, CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. Through media relations, government relations, education and advocacy, CAIR puts forth an Islamic perspective to ensure the Muslim voice is represented. In offering this perspective, CAIR seeks to empower the American Muslim community and encourage their participation in political and social activism.

Muslim Public Affair (MPAC): MPAC is a public service agency working for the civil rights of Muslims, for the integration of Islam into the American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives since 1988.  MPAC’s’s vision is to establish a vibrant Muslim American community that will enrich American society through promoting the Islamic values of Mercy, Justice, Peace, Human Dignity, Freedom and Equality for all.

South Asian Network (SAN): SAN is a grassroots, community based organization dedicated to advancing the health, empowerment and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin in Southern California. Founded in 1990, the overall goal of SAN is to inform and empower South Asian communities by acting as an agent of change in eliminating biases, discrimination and injustices targeted against persons of South Asian origin and by providing linkages amongst communities through shared experiences.

American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC): ADC is a grassroots civil rights organization founded in 1980 which welcomes people of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnicities as members. ADC is committed to:
1. Empowering Arab Americans;
2. Defending the civil rights of all people
of Arab heritage in the United States;
3. Promoting civic participation;
4. Encouraging a balanced U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and;
5. Supporting freedom and development in the Arab World.

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