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CAIR-Houston to Hold Annual Gala Celebrating 18 Years of Defending Civil Rights and Featuring Imam Khalid Latif, Texas Anti-BDS Case Plaintiff Bahia Amawi

(HOUSTON, TX, 12/6/19) – On Sunday, December 8, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) will hold its 18th annual gala featuring Imam Khalid Latif and Texas Anti-BDS case Plaintiff Bahia Amawi. 

CAIR-Houston’s almost sold-out is one of the largest Muslim gatherings in the Houston Area. More than 600 community members, public officials and interfaith partners are expected to attend to hear from nationally-known speakers and local leaders, and to celebrate the accomplishments of the local chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization over the past 18 years.

SEE: CAIR-Houston 18th Annual CAIR Gala

WHAT: CAIR-Houston 18th Annual Gala 

WHEN: Sunday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Downtown, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston Texas

CONTACT: Email for complimentary press passes

Earlier this week, CAIR-Houston received a proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in which he proclaimed December 8, 2019 — the day of CAIR-Houston’s 18th Annual Gala — as “CAIR-Houston Day.”

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Imam Khalid Latif will be the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Imam Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU. Under his leadership, the Islamic Center at NYU became the first ever established Muslim student center at an institution of higher education in the United States.

Also being featured at the Gala:

  • Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston
  • Lubabah Abdullah, Esq., CAIR-Houston Executive Director 
  • Judge Rabeea Collier, 113th District 
  • Bahia Amawi, Speech Pathologist, Texas Anti-BDS Case Plaintiff 

CAIR-Houston will also honor members and supporters of the American Muslim community for their outstanding service and contributions. 

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Development and Outreach Coordinator, Ambreen Hernandez, 973-495-0976;; Executive Director, Lubabah Abdullah, Esq.(713) 838-2247; 

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