Cair recently released the latest in its series of “everyday muslims” portraits in maryland. earlier this year, the washington-based muslim civil rights and advocacy organization launched the yearlong social media campaign to mark the one-year anniversary of its office in maryland.
cair’s maryland office opened on january 27, 2018 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of donald trump’s first muslim ban.
this campaign is designed to feature ordinary muslims in maryland improving society in extraordinary ways. each portrait is accompanied by what compels and motivates each person to serve their community.
the june feature honors salwa tagouri, who is the founder of the i see you foundation - a 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on alleviating local homelessness and restoring dignity, compassion and respect for the underprivileged and disadvantaged.
the goal of the series is to celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and challenge islamophobia by showcasing stories of muslims who help enrich the fabric of the state.
the campaign is designed to amplify the “everydaymuslims” project created by cair's washington state chapter. it reminds audiences that muslims have always been a part of the fabric of the american story.