March 2019 was been a busy month for CAIR Connecticut. Our Executive Director, Tark Aouadi set up a CAIR Table Fridays at masjids across Connecticut from Windsor to New London. In addition he spoke at several important events organized by both mosques, community allies and state government.
Here are some highlights of CAIR-CT’s work in March:
3/1 – Friday tabling event held at the Islamic Center of Wallingford.
3/1 – Family Night with Suhaib Webb – Organized by the Islamic Center of Connecticut, along with Pure Hands, a charity raising money to support people impacted by the War in Yemen, held in Windsor. Suhaib Webb’s talk was inspiring, and Pure Hands’ appeal to help the people of Yemen was deeply impactful.
3/7 – CAIR issues a statement calling for the resignation of Marion McGarry (D-12), a member of the Stamford Board of Representatives, for sharing anti-Muslim and xenophobic posts on Facebook. McGarry has since left the Democratic Party, but she continues to vote on the Stamford Board of Representatives.
3/8 – Tabling event at the Jafaria Association of Connecticut, Middlefield
3/9 – Tabling event at Farmington Valley American Community Center (Avon)
3/15 – At the invitation of CT Attorney General William Tong, CAIR-CT ED Tark Aouadi testified at the Connecticut legislature in support of HB 7222 which would give Connecticut’s Attorney General more power to protect the civil rights of minorities, and to combat what the Attorney General has referred to as a “rising tide of hate”
3/15 The tragic killing of 50 Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand shocked the world. CAIR-CT was quick to denounce this act of hatred. ED Tark Aouadi, along with several representatives of the Muslim community attending a vigil at the Jafaria Association of Connecticut.