Press Release – Karate Champion To Help Muslim Students Bridge Cultural Gaps

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Karate World Champion Helps Muslim Students Bridge Cultural Gaps

Martial arts motivational speaker’s visit to Islamic school will be a victory for Greater Toronto Area diversity

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada – May 17, 2010 – There will be a very unique event at the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) High School in Mississauga, Ontario.  The ISNA’s private high school for Muslim students will have a special non-Muslim guest on Thursday June 3, 2010 as part of their Youth Leadership Day.  Past member of the Canadian National Karate team, Karate World Champion, author and motivational speaker Clint Cora will be making a rare visit to the school to present a special talk just for these students.  His appearance will be very significant since it will help bridge cultural gaps in the GTA (greater Toronto area).

Due to past incidents both abroad and even right here in the greater Toronto area, the Muslim community has unfortunately and wrongfully suffered a negative image in some of the Canadian public’s eyes.  As a consequence, the community including these young high school students sometimes feel it difficult to integrate with the rest of Canadian society.

Clint Cora, who is of Chinese-Canadian background, is in a position to help these students as he says, “One thing my community has in common with the Muslim community is that we are both visible minorities here.  However, us Chinese have been here in Canada for many more years and therefore we have a lot of experience as visible minorities that we can share to help others.”

Cora will be doing a special presentation customized just for the ISNA audience.   The students and staff will be getting a taste of the high energy talks that Clint Cora does on a regular basis at companies, conferences and other events.  His talks also include very entertaining martial arts weaponry to highlight key points for achieving success.

Cora praises the ISNA as he says, “This is a major step for the ISNA as they are making a huge effort to learn how to reach out to others.  I feel so honoured to be a part of this event.  It will be a real victory for diversity here in Ontario.”

Clint Cora’s presentation at ISNA located at 2200 South Sheridan Way (just west of Southdown) will start at about 9 am on June 3 and press members are invited to set up on site at 8:30 am.

For more information, please contact:

Clint Cora

ISNA : Ms. S. Hasan, Guidance Counsellor  905-403-8406, ext. 302      s.hasan@isnaschools.com

Mr.  S. Rasoul, Principal  s.rasoul@isnaschools.com www.isnaschools.com

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