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File #: 0045X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/29/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To recognize CAIR - Columbus on the occasion of its 22nd Annual Banquet, and to commend the organization for its service to Central Ohio's Muslim community.
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson

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To recognize CAIR - Columbus on the occasion of its 22nd Annual Banquet, and to commend the organization for its service to Central Ohio's Muslim community.

 

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WHEREAS, the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America's largest Islamic civil liberties group; and

 

WHEREAS, CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding; and

 

WHEREAS, CAIR - Ohio gives a voice to our state's Muslim community, and the CAIR - Columbus chapter is a resource and advocate for the Muslim community in Central Ohio; and

 

WHEREAS, CAIR - Columbus prides itself on its legal services to the community, employing staff attorneys who are dedicated to advocating and mediating on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate crimes through their pro bono or low-cost legal services; and

 

WHEREAS, CAIR - Columbus will host its 22nd Annual Banquet on Saturday, February 2nd 2019 at 5:30pm  at the Union at The Ohio State University and will feature Nihad Awad as the keynote speaker  as well as motivational speaker Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, and comedian Preacher Moss ; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That we do hereby congratulate CAIR - Columbus on the occasion of its 21st Annual Banquet, and wish the organization continued success in its work on behalf of Central Ohio's Muslim community.