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American Muslim

May 19, 2005

Santa Clara County awards Human Relations Award
to AMV Executive Director Samina Faheem Sundas

Santa Clara County, CA. has chosen Samina Faheem Sundas, Executive Director of American Muslim Voice, to be a recipient of a prestigious Human Relations Award for her outstanding contributions to the community.       

Each year the Office of Human Relations and the Human Relations Commission of Santa Clara County holds an award ceremony to honor a number of outstanding citizens, for their voluntary and/or professional contributions in the areas of human rights, civil rights and human relations in Santa Clara County.

This year the Human Relations Awards Breakfast will take place between 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2005  at the Wyndham Hotel, 1350 N. First Street in San Jose.

Space is limited and so it is important that we get a close estimate of the number of guests. 

Guest tickets are available at $50 at the door.  

Bio of Samina Faheem Sundas

Ms. Samina Faheem Sundas, is the founding Executive Director of the American Muslim Voice, and Co-founder of Fear To Friendship, a group dedicated to subside the fear after 9/11 by forming life long friendships.

Her focus is on community building and forming life long friendships among all Americans so we can all enjoy peace and harmony in our nation and in our world. She believes that we can achieve that goal through education, openness, acceptance and mutual respect. 

She is a member of the Blue Triangle Network National Steering Committee, Multifaith Voices For Peace & Justice, Palo Alto, Ca, Board Member Friends of Human Relations, San Jose, CA and a founding member of Defense Committee of James Lee Muslim Chaplin. She was also the coordinator of the Muslim Nationwide Hot line, to help people regarding INS Special Registration and to protect civil liberties for all.

In recent months, she has been speaking extensively on civil liberties issues, particularly the USA Patriot Act. She was on the panel of Amnesty International USA National Hearings on Racial Profiling, held in Oakland on September 9, 2003.

Ms. Samina Faheem Sundas has personally assisted two counties and nine cities of California in passing resolutions against the Patriot Act and currently working to pass a resolution against the USA Patriot Act in the state of California.

She is a resident of Palo Alto, CA. Samina is a proud mother of two young adults, Misbah and Saqib.

About American Muslim Voice: We are a grassroots, nonviolent, inclusive, civil, immigrant and human rights organization building alliances and genuine partnership with like minded groups and individuals to protect and preserve civil liberties and constitutional rights for ALL. Our goal is to bridge the gap between all communities and unite us all under the umbrella of our common humanity.

 "Success is a journey, not a destination. It requires constant effort, vigilance and re-evaluation." Mark Twain