(PHOENIX, AZ, 9/11/06) - More than $100,000 was raised at the annual banquet of CAIR's Arizona office (CAIR-AZ) held on Saturday, September 9. More than 350 people attended the dinner. CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad offered the keynote address at the event. Other guest speakers included Congressional Candidate Jim Pederson and FBI Special Agent in Charge John Lewis.
The entertainment was provided by internationally-renowned singer Dawud Wharnsby Ali, who captivated the audience with his performance. Following dinner, CAIR-AZ presented awards to selected adults and youth who showed exception in the areas of volunteerism and community activism.
Banquet attendees also included a number of local and state law enforcement officials, government representatives and community leaders.
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