Online Registration Now Available
Past events have been sold out, no tickets are sold at the door -- so register TODAY to reserve your place!
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/4/16) -- Registration for CAIR’s 22nd annual banquet on December 17th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is now available online. In past years, the banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to reserve your place.
With the theme "Uniting America: Building Bridges, Not Walls," the evening banquet will feature Gold Star father and constitutional activist Khizr Khan and Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, D.C.
Banquet attendees will also hear from comedian Preacher Moss and will meet the winners of CAIR’s Muslim Community Service Awards.
Registration for the banquet is available at: http://www.cair.com/banquet
Individual tickets cost $65.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/3/16) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is mobilizing voters through a national get-out-the -vote (GOTV) automated phone message this weekend recorded by Gold Star father and constitutional rights activist Khizr Khan.
This weekend’s nonpartisan robocall will urge Muslim American voters to go to the polls on Tuesday, November 8 and will be heard by more than 400,000 registered Muslim voters, their families and friends.
As a nonpartisan tax-exempt organization, CAIR encourages American Muslims to participate in national and state elections and the robocall does not support one candidate or party over another.
Listen to GOTV Call by Khizr Khan:
“It’s inappropriate for our 6th and 7th grade textbooks to exclude the hundreds of millions of Muslims from South Asia,” said CAIR Sacramento Valley Civil Rights Attorney Saad Sweilem. “Changes to curriculum should be informed by academic experts with relevant expertise.”
The California State Board of Education Members will be voting on the final version of middle and high school history textbooks that will be adopted in the curriculum across California and will be in effect for up to 10 years, and likely adopted by other states across the United States.
The current version of the textbook has blatantly inaccurate representations of Muslims, Sikhs, and Dalits, put forth by the Hindu American Foundation, which is attempting to erase and rewrite the histories of our communities from history textbooks. If this version without our proposed edits is adopted, it will pave a path towards institutionalized Islamophobia and complete erasure of minority voices and experiences from our youth’s understanding of history.