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CAIR-DFW to Host 2nd Annual Banquet in Dallas

(DALLAS, TX, 4/10/08) – On Saturday April 26, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold its Second Annual Banquet, with the theme “Unity with a Vision.”

WHAT: Second Annual CAIR-DFW Banquet
WHEN: Saturday April 26, 2008. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m., Dinner and Program at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Crowne Plaza near the Galleria, 14315 Midway Road, Dallas, (972) 980-8877, www.cpgalleria-nr.crowneplaza.com
CONTACT: CAIR-TX, DFW Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 214-240-7299, E-Mail: mcarroll@cair.com, or 972-241-7233, E-Mail: info@cairdfw.org.

Keynote Speaker: Chip Pitts is lecturer in law at Stanford Law School, president of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (www.bordc.org), and former chair of Amnesty International USA.

Formerly the chief legal officer of Nokia and a partner at a large global law firm, Pitts has taught human rights at Oxford University in England and at other law and business schools. His commentaries on human rights, civil liberties, national security, and technology issues have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and The New Republic. He has appeared on numerous broadcast media outlets ranging from National Public Radio to Fox News. Pitts has also testified before Congress on issues pertaining to civil liberties, Guantanamo detainees, the Patriot Act, and protection of Muslim and Arab-American civil rights.

Guest Speakers: Imam Abdul Hakim Mohammad and CAIR National Director Tahra Goraya.

Tickets are $25 per person. To sponsor a table of 10, please contact CAIR-DFW. Childcare will be available for children 6 months to 12 years old, dinner will be provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat early.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, E-Mail: 214-240-7299, mcarroll@cair.com, or CAIR-DFW, 972-241-7233, E-Mail: info@cairdfw.org.

 

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