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CAIR-Cleveland To Hold Annual Banquet

(CLEVELAND, 3/21/05) – On March 26, the Cleveland office of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) will hold its Third Annual Dinner and Fundraiser, with the theme “Standing for Mercy, Kindness and Justice.”

WHAT: CAIR-OHIO, Cleveland Office, 3rd Annual Dinner & Fundraiser

WHERE: Saturday, March 26, 2005 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio Michael Ratner, renowned international human rights lawyer and President of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, will speak about the Guantanamo Bay detainees’ legal challenges to detention, the government “rendition” program, Abu Ghraib abuses, and the work of the center.

CAIR National Executive Director and co-founder Nihad Awad, will also give a briefing on the state of civil rights for Muslims in America and CAIR’s vision and mission for the coming years. Art and Peggy Gish of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) will receive an I-CAIR Justice Award for their peace and justice work in Iraq and the West Bank.

CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail:; Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916


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