(SACRAMENTO, CA, March 13, 2008)- More than 800 people attended the first Entertainment Night for Civil Rights hosted by the Sacramento office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) on Sunday, March 9, at the Radisson Hotel.
The evening featured performances by the “Allah Made Me Funny” comedy group which includes entertainers Azhar Usman, Mohammed Amer, and Preacher Moss. The goal of the group is to break down stereotypes about the Muslim community through comedy.
CAIR-SV originally expected 500 people, but the hall quickly filled, forcing the organizers to open up another hall to accommodate 300 additional attendees. Attendees came from as far away as the San Francisco Bay Area, Stockton and Chico.
Attendees included Assemblymember Dave Jones, Sacramento City Manger Ray Kerridge, former NBA Star and Sacramento native Kevin Johnson, and many community leaders.
“We are honored to provide the community an evening of uplifting entertainment,” said CAIR-SV programs manager Basma Marmosh. “The event was held to show our appreciation to the community for the years of support.”
Renowned comedian David Chappelle is currently producing the “Allah Made Me Funny” Movie expected to be in theatres later this year.
To watch the movie trailer and to learn more about the group visit http://www.allahmademefunny.com/
CAIR-SV thanked the sponsors of the event, including: ACLU-Sacramento, Sharif Jewelers, Comprehensive Security, Munir’s IHOP, Masud & Tahereh Monfared, and CSUS Professor Ayad Alqazzaz.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra at 916.441.6269, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org