What: Briefing of congressional leaders and their staffs by Muslim diplomats and scholars on strategies for addressing the crisis in the Middle East. Following the briefing, an awards presentation is planned to recognize members of the Congressional Black Caucus for championing the rights of Muslims and others.
This event coincides with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference, which each year brings 20,000 political and business leaders to Washington, D.C., for a series of forums and networking events. With 43 members, the CBC has the 2nd largest Democratic voting block in Congress. This gathering serves as an opportunity for the Muslim community to enjoy a morning meal before the start of Ramadan while forging stronger bonds with political and other leaders attending the CBC Conference.
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2006
Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Lafayette Ballroom, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Mel Watt
Congressman John Conyers, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, House Armed Services Committee
MAS Freedom Foundation Executive Director Mahdi Bray
Invited Diplomats: Ambassador of Jordan; Ambassador of United Arab Emirates; Washington Representative of the Palestinian Authority; Ambassador of Kuwait; Ambassador of Egypt; and Ambassador of Qatar.
Other Invited Guests: CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad; Hafez Al-Mirazi, Al Jazeera TV Host; and University of Michigan Professor Dr. Sherman Jackson.
Audience: Members of Congress, diplomats, congressional staffers, executives, Islamic scholars, lawyers, bankers, Muslim political leaders, and students.
Cost: $25 (Complimentary for Members of Congress, Congressional Staffers, Participants of the Congressional Black Caucus Conference)
Supporters: The Muslim Legal Defense & Education Fund, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), The Muslim Link Newspaper, "Islamic Perspectives TV", Sweet Tooth Bakery, House of Health and Dar Es Salaam Bookstore, TEC Law Group, Indigo Engineering Group, and Attorney Anu Kemet.
To RSVP: Contact Attorney Talib bin Karim @ 202-466-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org