5. Family and Friends
With over 1,000 attendees, the CAIR-SFBA Banquet is the largest annual gala for the Muslim community in the Bay Area. The Annual Banquet is a time and place where you can be with your family and friends all in one room and for a good cause. Don’t stay at home and miss an opportunity to spend the evening with your community.
4. Childcare is Provided
Enjoy a gala event and know that your children are safe and cared for right down the hall! We are proud to work with the Ramadan Playgroup at our Banquet to offer safe childcare and engaging entertainment during the event. Childcare tickets are just $25 if purchased by October 25, here.
3. Incredible Speakers
This year we have an incredible lineup of transformative speakers that you won’t want to miss. We are proud to have Shaun King, writer and activist, as our keynote speaker. He’s adopted social media to rally and unite people of disparate backgrounds and has now become one of the most followed activists in the world. We are also excited to have Amir Sulaiman, poet and musician, as our featured artist. His poems cross the subjects of love, tragedy as well as what it means to reconcile humanity.
2. Silent Auction Items
This year we will have some really exciting silent auction items to offer and the only way to bid on them is to attend the Banquet. Among the items we will be auctioning off, we will be featuring an exclusive master coffee class with Mokhtar Alkhanshali of Port of Mokha.
This is a chance for you and a loved one to learn from the coffee master who brought Yemeni coffee to the world. Port of Mokha is praised by BBC as “the most expensive and critically-acclaimed coffee in America, maybe the world.”
To bid on this amazing package and all of our other items, you must attend our Annual Banquet! All of the proceeds will benefit the work CAIR does.
1. Support CAIR’s Work and the Community
Because of your support we were able to open our Immigrants’ Rights program in 2017. Since launching the program, we’ve assisted dozens of Muslim community members seeking immigration legal help on routine matters and more specialized issues including seeking waivers to the Muslim Ban. As an example, CAIR’s Immigrants’ Rights Attorney, Brittney Rezaei, recently helped a Yemeni father obtain a waiver to the Muslim Ban and visa for his daughter, her husband, and their four young children.
After waiting in Malaysia for ten months, they were able to travel to be reunited with their family here in the U.S. The children can now resume their education and the family is together in California. Still thousands more individuals and families remain stranded because of the Ban. While we were successful in obtaining this waiver, we have also filed a lawsuit challenging the entire waiver process as the government is approving less than 2% of the applications it receives.
God’s mercy and your continued support are what make our work in the community possible. By joining us at our 24th Annual Banquet, you will help sustain and grow our work, as we continue our efforts to protect civil rights and empower American Muslims.