(CINCINNATI, OH, 4/28/08) – The Cincinnati office of Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio (CAIR-OH) said today that more than 200 people turned out on Sunday for its Sixth Annual Banquet and Fundraiser.
The keynote speaker for the event was Ambassador Edward Peck, former ambassador to Mauritania. Other speakers included CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad and Alauddin Alauddin of Muslim Family Services of Ohio.
“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 Director Karen Dabdoub. “Our guest speakers spoke to the current concerns of the Muslim community and inspired the audience to continue working for the betterment of all.”
The Cincinnati chapter is one of three in CAIR-Ohio. CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy 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-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-Mail: email@example.com; Zeinab Schwen, firstname.lastname@example.org