(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/16/15) â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that its 21st annual banquet on October 17th in Arlington, Va., is sold out.Â
[IMPORTANT NOTE: No tickets will be sold at the door. Banquet ticket-holders are encouraged to arrive early to register (Registration opens at 5:30 p.m.) and to clear security. Pre-registration is required for babysitting.]
“We thank all those who will attend the banquet and all those who helped make it happen,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. â€œPlease support CAIRâ€™s critical work as the challenges facing American Muslims are increasing daily. Resources are needed to push back against the rising Islamophobia in our society.â€
Awad urged anyone who cannot attend the banquet to support CAIRâ€™s important work by donating through its web site: www.cair.com
With the theme â€œChampions for Justiceâ€ the evening banquet at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va., will feature speakers such as Omar Suleiman of the Bayyinah Institute, Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman and author and comedian Dean Obeidallah. Texas teen Ahmed Mohamed, â€œThe Clockmaker,â€ will also be at the banquet prior to his attending a White House science event.
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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