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 **** Media Advisory  ****

 - For Immediate Release and Distribution  -


CAIR-Chicago to Host “Taste of Ramadan” Cook-Off TONIGHT
A Hundred Guests will Gather to Break Bread, Enjoy Diverse Cuisine

(CHICAGO, 09/10/09) - CAIR-Chicago is hosting a “Taste of Ramadan – Cook-Off and Iftar” this evening at its downtown office. Around one hundred friends and supporters of CAIR-Chicago are expected to attend.

Iftar is an Arabic term that refers to the meal eaten when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is often done as a community, with Muslims gathering to break their fast together.

Meals will be prepared by CAIR-Chicago staff members in a potluck "cook off" for which guests will serve as judges and vote on the best dish. Dinner items will reflect the diversity of the Muslim community, with cuisine from East Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Americas. (China, India, Turkey, Algeria, England, and America)

Guests will break bread at sunset, which is at approximately 7:09 PM. This will be immediately followed by congregational prayer.

All are welcome to come enjoy the food and good company.

WHAT: “Taste of Ramadan - Cook-Off and Iftar"

WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, September 10, at 6:30 PM, bread breaking at 7:09 PM, followed by congregational prayer

WHERE: 28 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60604.

CAIR-Chicago, a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil rights 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.

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CONTACT: Amina Sharif, Communications Coordinator, CAIR-Chicago, 312.212.1520 or 630-935-5562; E-Mail: asharif@cair.com

 








 



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