(CHICAGO, IL, 3/3/05)- More than 650 people, including officials and
community leaders, attended CAIR-Chicago's annual banquet on Saturday at
the Islamic Foundation of Villa Park.
The program included dinner, speeches and other presentations. A short
film, titled "Professional Muslim Activism," showcased the work of
CAIR-Chicago and featured testimonials by Illinois Coalition for Immigrant
and Refugee Rights Executive Director Joshua Hoyt; DePaul University
Professor of Islamic Studies Aminah McCloud; and Distinguished Research
professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law M. Cherif Bassiouni,
who was also one of the keynote speakers.
Keynote speeches were delivered by former Guantanamo U.S. Army Chaplain
Captain James Yee and Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, who was introduced by
Dr. Shakeela Hassan.
"Judging by the turnout and audience feedback, we believe our event was a
resounding success," said Yaser Tabbara, executive director of CAIR-Chicago.
For more info or to see some pictures of the event please visit:
CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Yaser Tabbara, 312-718-3725,