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(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/7/11) –- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today received the 2011 Mission & Excellence Anti-Racism Award from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) and MAP for Nonprofits. The annual “Mission & Excellence” awards are given to six non-profit organizations that make “outstanding contributions to Minnesota's high quality of life.”

CAIR-MN received the award in the “Anti-Racism” category for working to “eliminate prejudice and racism in society; demonstrat[ing] a commitment to pluralism and inclusively; and develop[ing] unique and thought-provoking strategies to combat racism.”

CAIR-MN: 2011 Anti-Racism Initiative Recipient

In her award acceptance speech, CAIR-MN President Lori Saroya said, “CAIR-MN functions on a basic premise: that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.” She cited examples of cases CAIR-MN has worked on in combating employment discrimination, sc…