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CAIR-MN Ramadan Fundraising Dinner September 16

(ST. PAUL, MN, 9/6/2007) – On Sunday, September 16th, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will host its first Ramadan fundraising dinner at the Mounds View Event Center. The theme of the fundraiser is “American Muslims: Partners for Peace and Justice.”

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 16. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner and program at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mounds View Banquet Center, 2401 Highway 10, Mounds View, MN

Ticket cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. Complimentary babysitting will be provided for children.

“Ramadan is a time for the community to get together,” said Valerie Shirley, CAIR-MN Communications Director. “We hope this event will serve as an opportunity for the community to reflect on their role as promoters of peace and justice.”

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. CAIR’s 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-MN Communications Director Valerie Shirley, Tel: 651.645.7102, Email:; CAIR-MN Executive Director Omar Merhi, Tel: 612.702.0590, Email:


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