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CAIR-CHICAGO TO HOLD 4TH ANNUAL BANQUET

Event themed ‘American Muslims: Defining Ourselves’

(CHICAGO, IL, 2/21/08) - On Saturday, February 23, the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) will commemorate its work in championing civil rights and advocating on behalf of Muslim Americans with its fourth annual banquet, themed “American Muslims: Defining Ourselves.”

The event will include distinguished speakers, award presentations in the categories of Media, Community Service and Courage, and short film premieres showcasing CAIR-Chicago’s work.
Community leaders and activists from every sector of the Muslim American community will join government officials, elected representatives and other honored guests at the banquet.

WHAT: CAIR-Chicago's Fourth Annual Banquet
WHEN: Saturday February 23, 2008, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Westin O’Hare Grand Ballroom 6100 North River Road Rosemont, IL
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: M. Cherif Bassiouni - Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law and President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute; Parvez Ahmed – National Board Chairman, Council on American-Islamic Relations
CONTACT: Ahmed Rehab, (312) 212-1520, (202) 870-0166 E-Mail: director@cairchicago.org

CAIR-Chicago serves one of the largest, most diverse Muslim populations in the United States.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties group and has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil liberties, and empower American Muslims

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