CAIR-PA Philadelphia Chapter
Eighth Annual Banquet
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Salam Alaikum Dear Friends and Supporters of CAIR-Philadelphia,
It’s that time of year again! CAIR-Philadelphia’s Eighth Annual Banquet will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the newly renovated and expanded Springfield Country Club. Our staff and Executive Committee are already hard at work, organizing an inspirational, informative, and fun-filled program for you and your family that promises to be one of the highlights of the Philadelphia Muslim community’s year.
We are very excited to announce that Imam Zaid Shakir, Board Chairman and Co-Founder (together with Sheikh Hamza Yusuf) of Zaytuna College, will be our keynote speaker (see full program details). Shakir is a frequently-heard voice at local and national Muslim and interfaith events, and has traveled around the world lecturing about Islam and contemporary issues. He has emerged as one of the nation’s top Islamic scholars and a voice of conscience for American Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The Chronicle of Higher Education stated, “Zaid Shakir embodies an American story if ever there was one, including proverbial bootstraps, military service, political activism, and deep religious commitment. His message of social justice in the face of poverty and racism he has known first hand makes him endlessly relevant.”
Following Imam Zaid and a multimedia program by CAIR-Philadelphia staff and activists, the evening’s entertainment will be topped-off by comedian Azhar Usman. Concurrently, there will be an additional entertainment program for children.
This is CAIR-Philadelphia’s biggest fundraising event of the year — an event not to be missed! Through the grace of Allah, CAIR-Philadelphia continues to provide a range of critically-needed legal, advocacy and educational services to the Muslim community and beyond, and will continue, Insha’Allah, to do so with your generous support.
To reserve your seat, please visit the banquet registration page. Be sure to reserve early as the banquet has sold out the past seven years.
On behalf of CAIR-Philadelphia’s staff and Executive Committee, I invite you to join us on March 15th to support your local CAIR chapter. We hope you come out and share this wonderful evening with us.
We look forward to seeing you all there!