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1,200 Expected to Attend CAIR-SFBA 23rd Annual Banquet

Women’s March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour & MN Representative Ilhan Omar to Speak

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 12/07/17) – On Saturday, December 9, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will hold its 23rd Annual Banquet, featuring Women’s March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour and Representative Ilhan Omar.

WHAT: CAIR-SFBA Banquet, “Living Our Faith: Defending Freedom”

WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 5:00pm

CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885

SEE: CAIR Banquet (

Additional Banquet speakers include Imam Siraj Wahhaj, of Masjid Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York, and CAIR-SFBA Board President Spojmie Nasiri.

CAIR-SFBA’s event will also honor several individuals and organizations:


  • John Crew
  • Laurel Beecher
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
  • Jewish Voice for Peace
  • One Justice
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation


“This event has grown to be one of the largest gatherings of American Muslims and allies in the Bay Area,” said CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo. “During these difficult times for so many communities, it is even more important that our resistance be vibrant and bold. CAIR’s efforts over the past year have grown and this event will celebrate the community’s shared wins and work together.”

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.

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