Friday, June 14, 2013

OC Democratic Group Introduces Nagi Daifullah Social Justice Award

On Saturday, June 15, Orange County's 72nd Assembly District Alliance will celebrate this year's Flag Day at the Teamsters 952 Hall in Orange. What's different about this year's celebration is the introduction of a new category of awards - the Nagi Daifullah Social Justice Award.

Nagi Daifullah was a Yemeni immigrant in Northern California was a one of the leaders with Caesar Chavez and became a strike captain during the United Farm Workers' 1973 grape strike. He rallied other Yemeni-Americans to join the picket lines.

Daifullah died from a beating by a Kern County sheriff's deputy and became a legend for Yemenis all over the U.S.

The first ever recipient of the Nagi Daifullah Social Justice Award will be Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Director of the Islamic Society of Orange County.

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