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750 Turn Out for CAIR-South Florida Dinner

CAIR-SOUTH FLORIDA’S 7TH ANNUAL BANQUET A SUCCESS

(MIAMI, FL, 3/5/07) – On March 3, the South Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida chapter (CAIR-FL) held its seventh annual banquet with the theme “Connecting and Sharing.”

Some 750 people attended the sold-out event, including public officials, law enforcement personnel, members of the media, friends from other faith communities, and representatives from more than a dozen Islamic centers.

Speakers included CAIR-Florida Executive Director Altaf Ali, CAIR-Florida Chairman Atif Fareed and CAIR Board Chairman Dr. Parvez Ahmed. The keynote address was delivered by “Mecca and Main Street” author Geneive Abdo. Also speaking at the event was Justin Rockefeller, co-founder and National Program Director of Generation Engage a national youth-civic-engagement group. The event concluded with a comedy act by Mohammed Amer of the “Allah Made Me Funny” tour.

CONTACT: CAIR-FL Executive Director Altaf Ali, Tel: 954-298-8214, Email: aali@cair.com; CAIR-FL Communications Director Nabeeha Khan, Tel: 954-272-0490, Email: nkhan@cair.com

 

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