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CAIR-LA to Recognize Young Muslim Activists

CAIR-LA: COMMUNITY TO RECOGNIZE MUSLIM YOUTH ACTIVISTS – TOP

(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/18/07) – On Saturday, May 19, the Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) will honor three young Muslims for their outstanding contributions to the community at its annual “Entertainment Night for Civil Rights” event. The Muslim young people will be recognized for their work in civic, social and religious activities.

Special recognition will also be given to the “Axis of Evil” comedy troupe – Ahmed Ahmed, Aron Kader, and Dean Obeidallah for their extraordinary efforts in building bridges and correcting stereotypes about Muslim and Arab Americans.

For the fourth year in a row, CAIR-LA asked the community to nominate young people dedicated to improving the lives of people in their communities. CAIR-LA then selected qualified individuals to be recognized and will present them with CAIR and congressional certificates.

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 6 – 10 p.m.
WHERE: The Heritage Forum, 201 E. Broadway Ave., Anaheim, CA

TICKETS: Pre-sale tickets are $15, $20 at the door, and $10 for children up to 10 years. Call 714-776-1847 or visit www.cair-california.org to buy tickets. (Note: No charge for media – please RSVP before the event.)

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 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.

CONTACT: Munira Syeda, 714-776-1847 or 714-851-4851, E-Mail: socal@cair.com

 

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