(CINCINNATI, OH, 5/6/10) — More than 250 people turned out on Sunday for the 8th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser of the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati).
The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Hatem Bazian, senior lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. Other speakers included Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, director of outreach at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter.
“This event was a great success and offered us an opportunity to celebrate CAIR’s community advocacy work, to share the successes we have had and to outline our plans for the future,” said CAIR-Cincinnati President Roula Allouch. “Our guest speakers spoke to the current concerns of the Muslim community and inspired the audience to continue working for the betterment of all.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.
There are three CAIR chapters in Ohio — Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland.
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