(CINCINNATI, OHIO, 12/16/19) – Some 120 people turned out yesterday for the 18th Annual Civil Rights Banquet of the Cincinnati chapter the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) with the theme “Defending, Educating, Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims.”
Banquet speakers included Nihad Awad, the executive director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and Altaf Husain, vice president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and an advisory board member of the Peaceful Families Project.
“We thank all those who helped make our 18th annual banquet another successful event,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub. “Despite inclement winter weather, some 120 community members turned out for the banquet, which raised $75,000 to support our ongoing civil rights and advocacy efforts.”
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.