This past weekend, Emerge USA's very own Government Affairs Director, Tamara Ayon, was honored at the Al-Hikmat 2016 Annual Award Ceremony and Dinner.
Other recipients included were:
Mr. Jay Schwartz - Pembroke Pines Commissioner
Bro. Salvador Quadri - Islamic Publications Distributor
Bro. Wilfredo Ruiz - Civil Rights Attorney & Executive Director of CAIR
Mr. Henry Mack - TV WPBT/ PBS Channel 2 Viewpoint Host
Chaplain Greg Caggianelli - USSOUTHCOM Army Chaplain
Dr. David Masters - Professor of Theology at St. Thomas University, Miami
Rabbi Mark Winer
"Tamara Ayon, a lifelong resident of South Florida since childhood, has always been a steward of justice. Be it as an activist fighting for environmental reform and protecting the everglades since high school, organizing protests against bigoted immigration bills, fighting for veteran rights, medical reform or leading as the Executive Director of the Broward Democratic Party, she always stood for pluralism and for the rights of people to live their lives with dignity and respect. We honor her today as she has brought her passions and knowledge to educate and empower the American Muslim community as the Government Affairs Director for Emerge USA. She has been a leader in the effort to combat bigoted legislation in Tallahassee, and in voter advocacy efforts to make sure American Muslims are properly represented at the ballot box in our local, State and Federal elections."