(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/20/14) â€“ More than 500 people turned out on Saturday for the 10th anniversary banquet of the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), with the theme â€œStrengthening Our Voices Advancing Together.â€
[NOTE: Those who weren't able to attend the dinner still have a great opportunity to help continue CAIR-San Diego's important work and successes by visiting our donation page:https://ca.cair.com/sandiego/donate/Â ]
Banquet attendees included numerous local and state elected officials, interfaith leaders, civil rights advocates, and law enforcement officials. CAIR-San Diego also received a number of recognitions and awards from local public officials, including proclamations from congressional and local representatives.
CAIR-San Diego had the privilege to honor Dr. Shirley Weber, assemblymember for District 79, for her lifetime dedication to civil right.
â€œAs we celebrate ten years of community service, protecting civil rights and liberties of all in San Diego and Imperial Counties, we must plan strategically for decades to come,â€ said CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi. â€œWe must invest in our future by proactively building coalitions and that can empower our communities, and promote justice and mutual understanding.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.
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CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991 or 858-278-4547, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org