(Birmingham, AL, 11/4/17) – On Sunday, November 5, Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AL) plans to host its 2nd annual banquet featuring Linda Sarsour, a national Muslim Human rights activist and a key organizer of the Women’s March on Washington.
WHAT: CAIR Alabama Banquet "With Liberty and Social Justice for All"
WHERE: The Haven, 2515 6th Ave South, Birmingham AL 35233
WHEN: Sunday, November 5, 4-7 p.m. Registration: 3:30-4:00pm
The benefit with the theme "With Liberty and Social Justice for All," will be held at the Haven in Birmingham.
Banquet speakers include Nihad Awad, CAIR-National Co-Founder and Executive Director; and Hassan Shibly, CAIR Florida Chief Executive Director. CAIR-AL’s event will also honor two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their community in building relationships of trust and understanding with the presentation of “Building Bridges, Interfaith Leadership Award,” in recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted community service.
The recipients of the 2017 Building Bridges Interfaith Leadership Awards are Dr. Zaied Mahmood, co-founder of East Montgomery Islamic Society and Aladin Beshir, member of the Huntsville Islamic Center.
"This event is an opportunity for Alabama Muslims, allies, and community members to come together to express solidarity with each other and in fact with all others in society and stand behind causes that advance inter-faith harmony, mutual understanding, liberty and justice. It is also to honor those who have been at the forefront of this effort at a time when we need it most" said CAIR-AL Executive Director Khaula Hadeed.
The event is expected to draw activists, faith and community leaders, and people from all segments of the society.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.