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February 12, 2013 > Moina Shaiq receives Love Hero Award

Moina Shaiq receives Love Hero Award

Submitted By Elizabeth Schaefer

Fremont human rights activist Moina Shaiq will be honored with a "Love Hero" award by the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison, City Council members and members of the Fremont and Alameda County Human Relations Commissions have been invited. The award is given in conjunction with the national "Standing on the Side of Love" campaign which promotes equality for marginalized communities.

Moina Shaiq, a native of Pakistan and Fremont resident for 27 years, sits on the Alameda County Human Relations Commission and is founder and president of the Muslim Support Network which assists Muslim seniors in accessing social services and peer socialization. She is also founder of the Muslim Spiritual Care Program at local Kaiser Permanente hospitals and sits on the Board of Directors for the Washington Hospital Foundation, the Tri-City Elder Coalition, and the Center for Civic Education. She is a member of Tri-City Interfaith Council and the Fremont Alliance for a Hate Free Community, and was named Woman of the Year by State Senator Ellen Corbett in 2008.

This third annual award will be presented to Ms. Shaiq in support and celebration of her accomplishments in our community and her encouragement of others.

"The City of Fremont is a beautiful expression of the American dream. We are a diverse group of people who live and work together and the promise of our country is on daily display here, where more than 160 languages are spoken in the homes of just over 200,000 people. Shaiq is one of the most important bridges among cultures in Fremont, helping us find our way forward, together. I am honored to be the Minister of a Congregation that wishes to honor Ms. Shaiq's essential community leadership," says Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel of Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist.

For more information, contact Beth Schaefer at (510) 502-7770 or

"Love Hero" Award to Fremont Activist Moina Shaiq
Sunday, Feb 17
10 a.m.
Cole Hall, Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
2950 Washington Ave., Fremont
(510) 502-7770

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