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CAIR Action Alert: Join CAIR Attorneys, Staff at ISNA on Labor Day Weekend in Houston

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/28/2019)”” You are invited to hear from CAIR attorneys and staff at the annual Islamic Society of North America Convention (ISNA) on Labor Day weekend in Houston, Texas. CAIR panelists will discuss issues such as Muslim civic engagement, defending civil rights in the Trump era and female leadership in Muslim spaces.

[NOTE: Please stop by CAIR’s information booth(#1000) in the ISNA bazaar. Come meet our staff, learn more about CAIR and check out our new items to promote the Muslim vote in 2020. We will also be holding free legal clinicsFriday August 30, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Sunday September 1, 1-5 p.m. Ask our experts questions on bullying in schools, the watch list, the Muslim ban, and more.

We will also be screening a short film, “A Prayer Beyond Borders,” the story of the first meeting of the Border Church & the Border Mosque working to keep families united at the Southern Border. Discussion led by: Dustin Craun – CAIR-California, San Diego Executive Director and Film Executive Producer


WHAT: Empowering, Educating, Defending: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims

WHO: CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad, Executive Director CAIR-Florida Hassan Shibly, CAIR Civil Rights Attorney Gadeir Abbas, and moderator CAIR National Events and Outreach Manager Jinan Shbat

WHERE: George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 US

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend Aug. 30- Sept. 2


Additional Panels Featuring CAIR Speakers:

  • 31, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Falling in love with Allah: His 99 Attributes

Hassan Shibly, Ibtihaj Muhammad

  • 31, Saturday, 2 – 3:15 p.m.

Islamic Inspirations: using Islam to Create Passion

Zahra Billoo, Yasir Qadhi

  • 31, Saturday, 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Fight for Change, Now: A Battle Against Yourself

Hassan Shibly, Hussain Kamani

Falling in Love with Allah: His 99 Attributes

Zahra Billoo, Kameelah Rashad, Hisham Mahmoud

  • 1, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    What’s Wrong (and Right) About Muslims in Politics

Zahra Billoo, Aisha al-Adawiya, Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, Wardah Khalid

  • 1, Sunday, 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Falling in Love with Allah: His 99 Attributes

Nihad Awad, Zaynab Ansari

The Realities of Female Leadership in Muslim Spaces

Zahra Billoo, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Leasha Prime, Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight, Kameelah Rashad

  • 2, Monday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Mission Possible

Zahra Billoo, Imam Siraj Wahaj, Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight, Khalid Latif

CAIR moderators and MCs include:

  • Dr. Abbas Barzegar, CAIR National Research & Advocacy Director
  • Lubabah Abdullah, CAIR Houston Executive Director
  • Jinan Shbat, CAIR National Events and Outreach Manager

On November 9, CAIR will hold its 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C.

SEE: CAIR’S 25th Annual Gala 


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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