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Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is teaming up with the Commonwealth Club for a free speaker series in hopes of creating a better understanding of Islam.

Simitian will co-host and moderate the "Understanding Islam" panel discussion with experts and activists from the Islamic community.

"Not only will it lead to greater understanding of the various interpretations of Islam, but it will create a beneficial dialogue between those of the Muslim faith and others in our community," Commonwealth Club President Dr. Gloria Duffy said.


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