(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/7/17) – More than 500 people turned out on Saturday for the 12th annual banquet of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), with the theme “Living Our Faith: Defending Our Freedom.”
[NOTE: Those who were not able to attend the dinner still have a great opportunity to help continue CAIR-San Diego's important work and successes by visiting our donation page: https://ca.cair.com/sandiego/donate/ ]
Banquet attendees included numerous local and state elected officials, interfaith leaders, civil rights advocates, and law enforcement officials. CAIR-San Diego also received a number of recognitions and awards from local public officials, including proclamations from congressional and local representatives.
Our speakers included UC Berkeley Professor Dr. Hatem Bazian, CAIR San Francisco Executive Director Zahra Billoo, and CAIR Florida Chief Executive Director Hassan Shibly.
“CAIR is developing an American Muslim identity that is proudly and confidently living our faith and defending our freedom. We will and must speak truth to power and protect the rights and liberties of all,” said CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi.
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.
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