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CAIR-CAN to Launch French ‘Know Your Rights’ Guide

CAIR-CAN to Launch French ‘Know Your Rights’ Guide

The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) is holding its first-ever fundraising dinner in Montreal to help launch a French language edition of our popular “Know Your Rights” pocket guide.

The “Know Your Rights” guide is CAIR-CAN’s most requested publication and is provided free to all Canadians. It informs Canadians about their rights in various situations of discrimination or harassment.

CAIR-CAN has also hired Sarah Elgazzar as a Community Outreach Director for Quebec. Sarah, a well-known trilingual (English, Arabic and French) community activist in Montreal, will work in solidarity with Quebec organizations and leaders in the fields of media, human rights and political advocacy.

CAIR-CAN’s fundraising dinner will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2005 and will feature bilingual presentations by Keynote Speakers Maher Arar and Dr. Monia Mazigh, CAIR-CAN Chair Abdul-Basit Khan and Honourary Chair Dr. Sheema Khan. CAIR-CAN Executive Director Riad Saloojee will also speak at the dinner.

The dinner will be held at the Riviera Reception Hall, 7600 Henri-Bourassa East (Anjou), with registration beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person if bought before November 15, while tickets bought after that date will cost $50. Child-care services will be available for $10 per child for those who request it.

To purchase tickets in Montreal, please contact Sarah Elgazzar at 514-246-3498 or by e-mail at Tickets can also be purchased at Multivisions Inc. at 851 Décarie, Ville St. Laurent.

To purchase tickets in Ottawa, please contact Omaima Faris at 613-254-9704 or by e-mail at


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