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Muslim Students Association (MSA) Meet With Bill Quirk

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Yesterday, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted a lunch-time event in the library. The event featured Assemblymember Bill Quirk of District 20, who held a seminar discussing how the Muslim community faces discrimination and discussed efforts on how to lessen the effects of Islamophobia. Quirk also addressed the increasing fear of mass immigrant deportation with the election of Donald Trump.

Quirk shared anecdotes of witnessing the discrimination of Muslims and described his life mission to fight prejudice against Muslims and other minority groups. This self-made mission manifested 12 years ago, when Quirk worked on a project that took place in a mostly Muslim populated city, where Quirk learned about the religion and culture.

In addition, Quirk authored House Resolution 59 (HR 59) earlier this year. HR 59 opts to recognize the month of August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month. On October 29, this year, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) awarded him the Promoting Justice Award at their 22nd Annual Banquet.

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