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CAIR-Georgia to Host Feb. 18 Banquet Featuring DC Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour

cair logos georgia(ATLANTA, GA, 2/14/17) – On Saturday, February 18, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) plans to host its annual banquet featuring Linda Sarsour, a national Muslim activist and a key organizer of the post-inaugural Women’s March on Washington.

WHAT: CAIR Georgia Banquet “Promoting Justice, Countering Bigotry”

WHERE: The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel (Dunwoody).

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 6-9 p.m.

CONTACT: CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell; 404-285-9530; 


The evening banquet, with the theme “Promoting Justice, Countering Bigotry,” will be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel.

In addition to Sarsour, scheduled speakers include CAIR’s Florida’s director Hassan Shibly and Nihad Awad, head of CAIR nationwide.

Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia; William Flippin, an executive vice president of the Georgia NAACP; Stephanie Cho, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice; and Georgia activist Asma Elhuni, who is CAIR-GA’s newly hired Director of Community Outreach, will also deliver remarks.

“Georgia Muslims could face a host of challenges over the next four years, including hate speech, hate crimes and government-sanctioned discrimination,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. “That’s why Georgians of all faiths must unite to support the civil rights organizations dedicated to protecting targeted communities.”

Some 500 Georgians of different faiths and backgrounds are expected to attend the event.

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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