Press Releases

Aneelah Afzali to Receive CAIR ‘American Muslim of the Year’ Award

Only a few days left to reserve your tickets for CAIR’s annual banquet in Arlington, Va.

There are only a few days left to reserve your tickets for CAIR’s 24th annual banquet, with the theme “Faith Led, Justice Driven,” at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 20.

At the banquet, community activist, interfaith leader and justice advocate Aneelah Afzali — the founder and executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN) — will receive CAIR’s 2018 “American Muslim of the Year” award. AMEN is a new initiative of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) in Washington state.

CAIR’s award honors an American Muslim who demonstrated “exemplary service to the country and the community” at the local or national level over the last year by “inspiring and empowering.” Previous awardees include Linda Sarsour, Khizr Khan, Ahmed Mohamed, Rep. Keith Ellison, and M.J. Khan.

In past years, the CAIR banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to reserve your place.

GO TO:  

Also at the banquet, you will hear from a distinguished array of speakers and awardees, including:

  • Abdul El Sayed
  • Hatem Bazian
  • Namira Islam
  • Khaled Beydoun
  • Arsalan Iftikhar
  • Yasir Qadhi
  • Khizr Khan
  • Aisha Al-Adawiya
  • Roula Allouch

You will be entertained by comedian Amer Zahr.

Prior to the banquet, CAIR’s National Leadership and Policy Conference, themed “We the People, Organizing for Justice: Vision 2020,” will begin on Oct. 19 in the same venue.


Conference registration cost includes all meals and discounted student registrations are available.

To Register for the Banquet or for CAIR’s Leadership and Policy Conference, GO TO:  

Reserve a Banquet Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, may be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by emailing Space in the program book is available for advertisements to reach all banquet attendees. Email for a sponsorship form.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter