Tuesday 8 March 2011

Bridging Communities Programme

Following the wave of ongoing anti-Muslim sentiment after the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks, members of the American Japanese and American Muslim community joined together to develop the "Bridging Communities" programme. The programme's website describes it's origins as follows:

The Bridging Communities program was established as a proactive response from JACL, NCRR and CAIR to a number of incidents of hate and intolerance incurred by the Muslim American community in the long aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Recognizing the similarities that Japanese Americans faced in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor ultimately resulting in Japanese American incarceration, Bridging Communities was meant to build solidarity and partnership between these two communities.

You can find out more baout the work of the Building Communities programme here

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