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CAIR Pittsburgh held their annual banquet on September 29, 2018 at Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, with Keynote speaker, Linda Sarsour, Civic Empowerment by Kareem Kandil, Fundraising by Salah Almoukamal, and Entertainment by Mo Amer. The event brought in over 250 people, making the event a success, from an audience diverse in age and background who enjoyed a buffet style dinner after Maghreb prayer. Overall the banquet was a success.
On Aug 25th Pittsburgher residents marched to rally for anti-war. Thomas Merton Center and CAIR Pittsburgh and several other organizations endorsed the rally and participated in the march. The march began at Schenley Plaza and ended at CMU’s campus. The raging grannies presented a song protesting U.S. wars. The marchers carried banners with anti-war slogans, protesting U.S. war on nations round the world, and the U.S. spending on war, using people’s money. CAIR Pittsburgh’s President, Safdar Khwaja, spoke at the rally among eight others at four different points in the march. The march was an overall success.
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CAIR Pittsburgh hosted their annual Iftar dinner during Ramadan for people of all faiths. The theme was Living Our Faith: Defending Freedom with speeches by, Nadia Khawaja, Shahum Ajmal, and Jamal Craig and a Quran recitation by Khadija. The audience of about 120 people responded well and enjoyed a buffet style dinner after Maghreb prayer.
On April 14, 2018 CAIR Pittsburgh organized a movie screening of “Out of Cordoba.” Executive Director of CAIR Philadelphia and producer/director of the documentary, Jacob Bender, facilitated an interactive group discussion after the movie screening. More than 30 people attended the event, the movie depicted Jewish, Muslim, and Christian co-existence.
On March 17, 2018 CAIR Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh’s Muslim Student Association (MSA), and Emgage co-sponsored a Civic Engagement Workshop at Pitt’s campus. After the workshop, CAIR Pittsburgh board member, Ishfaq Ahmad conducted a Know Your Rights Jeopardy Game. MSA members were divided into two teams, and they actively participated.