CAIR-OK Action Alert: Thank Library System for Promoting Positive Image of Islam
Ask that Muslim Woman’s Image Remain on Pioneer Library System Vehicle
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 8/30/2016) – The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) is requesting Oklahomans of all faiths and backgrounds to send a note of appreciation to the Pioneer Library System for featuring the image of a Muslim woman on the side of Pioneer Library System vehicles.
According to a report from NewsOK.com, Executive Director of Pioneer Library Systems Ann Masters, said: “There are a total of 20 different images that demonstrate young people and older people, people of different cultures and races. Each image is unique and different. What they have in common is that they all have either a book or an iPad or something seen to be the use of a service of the library. Each vehicle has the words ‘Good Things Coming My Way.'”
“What we were trying to express through those words and those images was that regardless of age or gender or race or nationality or disability or other cultural connections, the library welcomes people with each of these ties to the community. We didn’t intend to promote any religious belief and we don’t think we did. We don’t view the image as an endorsement or disapproval of any religious belief.”
SEE: Norman man objects to hijab-wearing woman’s image on Pioneer Library vehicle http://newsok.com/article/5516006
IMMEDIATE ACTIONS REQUESTED:
1) Share the following image and tag Pioneer Library System (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pioneerlibrarysystem or Twitter: @PioneerLibSys) thanking them for representing the diversity of our state and promoting a positive image of Islam.
2) Contact Pioneer Library System Administrative Offices and thank them for promoting a positive image of Islam
– Admin Offices – email@example.com
3) Post a message of appreciation to Pioneer Library System (see example post below) Facebook page thanking them for promoting a positive image of Muslims in Oklahoma here: https://www.facebook.com/pioneerlibrarysystem/
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
CONTACT: CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Oklahoma Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, 405-430-9877, email@example.com; CAIR Oklahoma Operations Coordinator Anna Facci, 405-430-9877, firstname.lastname@example.org.