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CAIR’s 24th Annual Banquet in Arlington, Va., is Sold Out

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/19/18) – CAIR’s 24th annual banquet on Saturday, October 20, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door.

[IMPORTANT NOTE: Banquet ticket-holders are encouraged to arrive by 6 p.m. to clear security and check in. Please bring a valid photo ID for registration. Guests will need to pass through security, and anyone who leaves the secured area will need to be re-screened. Pre-registration is required for babysitting. Hotel Address: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202]

“We ask anyone who cannot attend the banquet to donate so that CAIR has the resources necessary to challenge Islamophobia, to defend civil rights and to promote political engagement by the Muslim community,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

Awad urged those who wish to support CAIR’s work to donate through its website:

Prior to the banquet, the second day of CAIR’s National Leadership and Policy Conference, themed “We the People, Organizing for Justice: Vision 2020,” will be held in the same venue.

Part of the first day of that conference was carried live this afternoon on C-SPAN2.

VIDEO: Council on American-Islamic Relations Leadership Conference (C-SPAN2)

Important Banquet Information:


No children under 13 are permitted in the hall. Babysitting is required for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 cannot be accommodated in the hall or at babysitting. Babysitting is $20 per child.


Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Parking is available in the underground parking garage. The night of the event self-parking will be available — when you register — at the discount rate of $12 per car. Spaces are limited. Parking is first-come-first-served. Additional parking is available at the Crystal City Shops. The Crystal City Shops parking lot can be located by making a left out of the hotel, left on 18th street, go through 1st traffic light, left at the Public Parking sign (Crystal City Shops @1750). Take the elevator to the shops and make a right out of the elevator.  Follow signs to the Marriott Gateway.



From D.C.

  • Take 14st Street South (past the National Mall and Monuments).
  • Follow signs to I-395 South.
  • Take Exit 8C Route 1 South Crystal City/Alexandria.
  • Take 15th Street exit, and turn right at the end of the ramp.
  • Turn left onto South Eads Street.
  • The hotel Is a half a block up on your left.

From Dulles

  • Take I-66 East to Washington.
  • Take Exit 75, Route 100 South to Pentagon/Alexandria.
  • Follow 110 South for approximately 2 miles.
  • Follow signs to Rout 1 South to Alexandria.
  • Take 15th Street exit, and turn right at the end of the ramp.
  • Turn left onto South Eads Street.
  • The hotel in half a block up on your left.

From BWI

  • Take I-95 South to Washington.
  • Follow I-95 across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia.
  • Take the 177-B exit off the bridge (the first exit in Virginia) Route 1 North/Alexandria.
  • Follow Route 1 North for approximately 6 miles.
  • Just past the exit for National Airport, turn left onto 23rd
  • Make the next right onto South Eads Street.
  • The hotel is two blocks up on your right.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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