(ST. PAUL, MN, 9/15/08) – Some 200 people turned out on Saturday for the 2nd annual Ramadan Dinner of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).
Speakers for the event included Ohio Muslim community leader Mohamed Diini, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). Christopher Muhammad-Abdullah also paid tribute to the late Imam Warith Deen Mohammed.
“This event offered us an opportunity to celebrate CAIR’s community advocacy work and to share the successes we have had,” said CAIR-MN Chapter Coordinator Chris Schumacher. “Our guest speakers spoke to the current concerns of the Muslim community and inspired the audience to continue working for the betterment of all.”
CAIR-MN’s upcoming events include a lecture by Dr. Sulayman Nyang at the University of Minnesota, civic participation training co-sponsored by the Somali Action Alliance, a media breakfast co-sponsored by EngageMN, and the 2nd Annual CAIR-MN Banquet on November 8.
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Communications Director Kenya McKnight, 612-483-3245; CAIR-MN Chapter Coordinator Chris Schumacher, 651-808-4110, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org