Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wis. Sikh Temple, Mo. Mosque to Receive Awards at CAIR Banquet
Action: Reserve your tickets TODAY for CAIR's banquet and Leadership Skills Training Conference Sept. 29 in Arlington, Va.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/24/12) –- On Saturday, September 29, during CAIR's annual banquet at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., a representative of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin will receive the "2012 Solidarity Award," while a representative of a burned Missouri mosque will receive the "2012 Courage Award."
IMPORTANT NOTE: Remaining tickets for CAIR's banquet and Leadership Skills Training Conference are selling out FAST. No tickets will be sold at the door, so reserve your spot for the banquet and conference RIGHT AWAY.
The Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., was the site of an August shooting spree by a white supremacist that left six worshipers dead. It will receive the award for "friendship and solidarity with the American Muslim community."
The Islamic Society of Joplin, Mo., was destroyed by a suspicious fire that same month after an unsuccessful arson attempt in July that was caught on a surveillance camera. Its award is for "courage in the face of adversity."
CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad recently visited both sites during a multi-state tour of communities targeted by hate.
Preceding the banquet, CAIR's day-long Leadership Skills Training Conference will be held in the same hotel (Crystal Gateway Marriott), and includes workshops such as"Community Emergency Preparedness," in which leaders and activists will learn what practical steps they can take to protect mosques and other Islamic institutions from the growing number of hate crimes targeting Muslims and how to respond in a crisis.
Other workshops include "Answering Tough Questions About Sharia," "Strategies for Challenging Anti-Islam Legislation and Campaigns," and "Maximizing the Muslim Vote in the 2012 Elections."
Register online TODAY for CAIR's leadership training conference and annual banquet on September 29 in Arlington, Va.
Registration for the banquet and the leadership skills training conference CLICK HERE.

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