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CAIR National ED to Speak at CAIR–MN ‘Trump the Fear’ Fundraising Dinner on Feb. 27

CAIR MN logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2/16/16) – On February 27, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a fundraising dinner with the theme “Trump the Fear – Strengthening our Voices, Advancing Together†featuring CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad as the keynote speaker.

Awad was recently named one of the world’s “500 Most Influential Muslims.â€

SEE: Trump the Fear

The Muslim 500

WHAT: CAIR-MN ‘Trump the Fear’ Fundraising Dinner

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Ukrainian Event Center, 301 Main Street N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413

TICKETS: $25 before the event or $35 at the door, $150 for a table of 8

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, Email: or get tickets on-line at

“Over the past year, the media has been dominated by messages of fear, misinformation and hateful rhetoric about Islam and Muslims. CAIR-MN has received an increased number of calls and cases involving discrimination in schools, employment and on the street,†said CAIR-MN Director Jaylani Hussein. 

In addition to the keynote address, CAIR-MN will also present Courage Awards to individuals in the community who stood up to fight the prejudice against Muslims.

Each year, CAIR-MN handles civil rights cases including employment discrimination, school bullying and harassment, land use opposition, bias-motivated crimes, public accommodation discrimination, racial and religious profiling, and extra-judicial exile.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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