(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/12/16) â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that it will present the first-ever â€œDefender of Libertyâ€ award to Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) at the Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizationâ€™s 22nd annual banquet December 17 in Arlington, Va.
CAIR designed the new award to be given to organizations that have had â€œa powerful and positive impact in defense of civil rights and religious freedom.â€ Representatives of JVP and CCR will receive the awards at CAIRâ€™s banquet on Saturday.
With the theme “Uniting America: Building Bridges, Not Walls,” the evening banquet will also feature Gold Star father and constitutional activist Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala Khan, Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, and Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, D.C.
Banquet attendees will be entertained by comedian Preacher Moss and will meet the recipients of CAIR's Community Service Awards.
Past events have been sold out, and no tickets are sold at the door. Registration for few remaining tickets is available at: http://www.cair.com/banquet
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.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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