(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/21/16) â€“ Chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Minnesota, Arizona, Florida, and California all held banquets this past weekend that were sold-out events and exceeded fundraising goals. Â Â
Some 2,000 people attended the banquet of CAIRâ€™s Greater-Los Angeles Area, while 500 attended the CAIR South Florida banquet. Larger than anticipated amounts were raised at those and the other sold-out events in Minnesota and Arizona. Each CAIR banquet was attended by a number of elected and corporate officials, interfaith partners and representatives of other civil rights organizations.
CAIR said the positive community response is part of an outpouring of support for the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization following the November 8 presidential election and the subsequent spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide.
Registration for CAIRâ€™s 22nd annual banquet on December 17th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is available online.
With the theme “Uniting America: Building Bridges, Not Walls,” the evening banquet will feature Gold Star father and constitutional activist Khizr Khan and Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, D.C.
Banquet attendees will also hear from comedian Preacher Moss and will meet the winners of CAIRâ€™s Muslim Community Service Awards.
Registration for the banquet is available at: http://www.cair.com/banquet
To support CAIRâ€™s civil rights and advocacy work, go to: https://www.cair.com/donations/general-donation/campaign/#/donation
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html Â Â Â Â Â Â
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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