Recognize Eid as a School Holiday in Lake County
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Hi! We’re Mariam Tolba and Natalie Perritano. We’ve lived in Lake County almost our whole lives and this community is our home. Our mission is to increase the inclusivity of all major holidays that the Lake County Board of Education recognizes as deserving a day off of school in observance. We strongly believe that Muslims in Lake County hold the right to not be faced with the conflict of choosing between celebrating their primary holiday, Eid, and attending school. Judaism is also a minority religion with a comparable following population to Islam that has its holidays recognized by many schools. With a Muslim community comprised of 9,894, proportional to Judaism’s 10,919, it’s only just that our Muslim neighbors share this equal treatment from their Board of Education.
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