(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/2009) – Hundreds of supporters of civil rights turned out this past weekend at CAIR fundraising dinners in Florida, Oklahoma and Illinois.
At CAIR-South Florida’s 9th annual banquet in Ft. Lauderdale, more than 540 community and mosque leaders, public officials, friends from other faith communities, and other supporters of CAIR’s work heard a keynote address from respected scholar Dr. Sherman Abdul-Hakim Jackson.
CAIR’s Oklahoma chapter celebrated its third year with 300 local activists, elected officials, interfaith leaders, media representatives and supporters who turned out to hear former Congressman Paul Findley (R-IL) at its sold out dinner in Oklahoma City.
CAIR-Chicago’s 5th annual banquet drew more than 1400 people representing the diversity of the Muslim community who heard from author and scholar Hamza Yusuf.
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.
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