(CHICAGO, IL, 2/25/08) – More than 1,000 people turned out Saturday for CAIR-Chicago’s fourth annual banquet with the theme “American Muslims: Defining Ourselves” at the Westin O’Hare Grand Ballroom in Rosemont, Ill.
Members of Chicago’s Muslim community were joined by people of other faiths and state and local government officials at the banquet to support CAIR-Chicago’s civil rights and advocacy work. CAIR-Chicago met its fundraising goal at the event.
Speakers included M. Cherif Bassiouni, Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law and President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute, and Parvez Ahmed, Chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Awards were presented in the categories of Media, Community Service and Courage
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, Tel: 847-971-3963, Email: email@example.com