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At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Pleasanton City Council joins communities throughout the State of California in recognizing the month of August 2019 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.
 
The Proclamation recognizes the MCC East Bay, the Islamic Center Of Zahra, and Hub 925.
 
We encourage all congregation and community members to attend and show our appreciation. We especially encourage residents who live in the City of Pleasanton.
 
The Proclamation acknowledges the rich history and guiding virtues of American Muslims, and commends Muslim communities in California for the lasting positive impact they have made, and continue to make, toward the advancement of the state and the nation.
 
The Proclamation recognizes the MCC East Bay and the Islamic Center Of Zahra, Hub 925 as fulfilling the spiritual and cultural needs of Pleasanton residents and the two Islamic centers and the HUB925 promoting interfaith cooperation by providing an environment for dialogue, education, and fellowship. The full text of the proclamation is below:
 
The Pleasanton City Council follows in the steps of other City Councils in the San Francisco Bay Area, like Dublin, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Union City, Oakland, San Jose, and Redwood City. The Proclamation is the first agenda item so please be on time at 7 p.m.
 
The Proclamation is at the Pleasanton Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566.
 

The MCC appreciates the hard work CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR SFBA) has made in facilitating these proclamations int he Bay Area. Also see:
 
From Sameena Usman at CAIR-SFBA:
 
Below is a full list of the remaining city council ceremonies with links to the Facebook event pages. We already had events at Santa Clara County, Dublin, Union City and Milpitas. I hope to see you at the remaining proclamation ceremonies!
 
Jazak Allahu Khair!
 
Friday, August 23, 2:15pm, Masjidul Waritheen, 1700 47th Ave, Oakland, bit.ly/OaklandMAAM
 
Monday, August 26, 7pm, Redwood City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, bit.ly/RCMAAM
 
Tuesday, August 27, 12pm, Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, bit.ly/SCruzMAAM
 
Tuesday, August 27, 6pm, San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, bit.ly/SJoseMAAM
 
Tuesday, August 27, 7pm, Santa Clara City Hall, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, bit.ly/SCMAAM
 
Tuesday, August 27, 7pm, San Ramon City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, bit.ly/SRamonMAAM
 
American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month
City of Pleasanton
 
WHEREAS, Freedom of religion holds distinction as a cherished right and a fundamental value upon which this nation was founded; and
 
WHEREAS, enriched by the unparalleled diversity of its residents, the City of Pleasanton takes great pride in supporting individual religious freedoms and is strengthened by the many varied religious, political, and cultural traditions and contributions of its diverse populations, including those Americans who practice Islam and;
 
WHEREAS, Muslims have been part of U.S. history from the beginning and have contributed to the production of wealth and construction of the nation; they are also part of the rich history of the civil rights movement; and
 
WHEREAS, over 90,000 Muslims live in Alameda County , and make innumerable contributions to the cultural, political, and economic fabric and well-being of California and the United States; and
 
WHEREAS, American Muslims are teachers, lawyers, doctors, social workers, tech workers, nurses, business owners among numerous other valued professions, as well as peace builders, activists, entrepreneurs, and politicians; and
 
WHEREAS, the MCC–East Bay and the Islamic Center of Zahra fulfill the spiritual and cultural needs of Pleasanton residents and the two Islamic centers promote interfaith cooperation by providing an environment for dialogue, education, and fellowship; and
 
WHEREAS, the MCC hosts a monthly Tri-Valley Muslims Caring Community event to clean its adopted stretch of the Interstate I-680, and hosts a variety of ongoing programs such as Sunday School, language classes, basketball programs, youth group meetings, martial arts training, interfaith and humanitarian events, and book clubs; and
 
WHEREAS, the Islamic Center of Zahra holds various interfaith events, youth programs, language classes, cooking competitions, and classes from parenting to professional development. The Center is home to the Zahra (SA) Islamic school serving Muslim Students from Pre-K to 11th grade. The Center hosts an annual Humanitarians for Hussain event intended to spread the universal message for peace and justice though providing care packages for the homeless, dental services, and a blood drive; and
 
WHEREAS, HUB925 strives to build an active and thoughtful community by focusing on a holistic approach to the health and healing of the body, mind and spirit. The HUB offers a variety of fitness and sports activities, various spa therapies, and interfaith programs in order to accomplish their goal to foster understanding and community; and
 
WHEREAS, American Muslims in California continue to face harassment, assault, and discrimination; and
 
WHEREAS, it is appropriate to acknowledge and promote awareness of the myriad of invaluable contributions of American Muslims in California and across the country, and extend to them the respect and camaraderie every American deserves.
 
Now, therefore, be it resolved, The City of Pleasanton does hereby proclaim August 2019 as American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month to acknowledge the rich history, contributions, and guiding virtues of American Muslims and to commend all Muslim communities in California for the lasting positive impact they have made toward the advancement of our city and country.