Register Online For CAIR’s Dec. 3 Banquet in VA

Register Online For CAIR’s Dec. 3 Banquet in VA

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful



Registration is now available online for CAIR’s 11th Annual Banquet, “American Muslims: Partners for Peace and Justice.” To learn more about the dinner, or to register, GO TO:

SEE ALSO: Invitation Letter from CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad


“American Muslims: Partners for Peace and Justice”

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2005
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., Program begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA


* Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
* Chip Pitts, former Chairman-Amnesty International
* Imam Siraj Wahhaj
* Program will also feature the “2005 Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Award Recipient” and the “2005 Muslim Community Service Awards”

TICKETS: 65/person; $85/couple; $10/child babysitting
Registration Deadline is Monday, November 28

TABLE SPONSORSHIPS: Family, Non-Profit, Masajid $1000, Business $2000, Embassies $3000

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation over the phone, please call 202-488-8787, or e-mail:


1. REGISTER ONLINE by going to:

For more information, call 202-488-8787 or e-mail

2. LET OTHERS KNOW about the dinner. Contact to give a list of people who should be contacted about the dinner.

3. If you are unable to attend the dinner, but would like to support CAIR’s important work, make a donation at:



As-salaamu alaykum. May the peace of Almighty God be with you.

On behalf of the CAIR Board of Directors and staff nationwide, it is with great honor and pleasure that I invite you and your family to the 11th Annual CAIR Banquet at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA., on Saturday December 3, 2005.

The banquet is an opportunity to celebrate our community’s successes, listen to inspiring speakers and show your continuing support for CAIR’s work by its dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Guest speakers will include Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), annual host of CAIR’s Congressional Iftar, along with Chip Pitts, former-Chairman of Amnesty International, and Imam Siraj Wahhaj.

Each day, CAIR tirelessly and proudly defends the image of Islam and protects the rights of Muslims in America by working closely with the media, public officials, interfaith leaders, and our friends and neighbors of all faiths, races and backgrounds. Over the years, CAIR has become the focal point on issues relating to Islam and the American Muslim community.

How Islam and the American Muslim community are understood and perceived depends on what we do today. Although our community has made great strides, there is still a lot more to be done to ensure a more positive future for Muslims in America.

For example, CAIR recently announced a “Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship,” to honor the life of a pioneer in the civil rights movement. This award will go to a student studying in a field that promotes civil rights, social justice and peaceful resolution of conflicts. We will announce an awardee during the December 3rd banquet.

Once a year, I ask you to support CAIR’s operational expenses in order for us to continue with our work on your behalf. CAIR cannot sustain itself without your commitment to the Muslim community and your continuous financial support. We are 100 percent for you and 100 percent funded by you.

Don’t miss out on this great annual celebration. Make your reservations today. CAIR’s banquet has been sold out for the last 10 years!

If you cannot join us that evening, you can use the enclosed form to send us your generous contribution as an investment in the future of Islam in America.

We look forward to seeing you at CAIR’s 11th Annual Banquet on December 3, 2005!

Best regards,
Nihad Awad
Executive Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)



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