(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/16/16) â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announcedÂ tonightÂ that its 22nd annual banquet onÂ December 17Â in Arlington, Va., is sold out.
[IMPORTANT NOTE: No tickets will be sold at the door. Banquet ticket-holders are encouraged to arrive early to register (Registration opens at5:30 p.m.) and to clear security. Pre-registration is required for babysitting. Hotel Address: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202]
â€œWe thank everyone who made this banquet possible and ask those who cannot attend to donate so that CAIR has the resources needed to push back against the possible erosion of civil rights in the coming years,â€ said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
Awad urged those who wish to support CAIRâ€™s work to donate through its website:Â http://www.cair.com/
With the theme “Uniting America: Building Bridges, Not Walls,” the evening banquet will 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.
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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