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CAIR-MN 2014 Benefit Gala: Civil Rights Through Creative Expressions

CAIR-MN 2014 Benefit Gala: Civil Rights Through Creative Expressions

Artsis Gala

"This groundbreaking event is designed to incorporate the arts in celebrating the civil rights accomplishments that CAIR-MN has achieved since its inception,"
-CAIR-MN Fund Development & Marketing Director Nausheena Hussain 

1st Annual CAIR-MN Social Justice Gala a Success!

On Saturday, March 22, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) held its first Social Justice Gala, with the theme "Civil Rights through Creative Expressions." The groundbreaking event brought together local artists and their creative talents to express CAIR-MN's social justice and racial equity work in protecting civil liberties. It featured Brother Ali, a highly respected Hip Hop artist, speaker and activist from Minneapolis.

Artists included spoken word artists, poets, singers, and a beatboxer from the Minnesota Muslim community. The event featured a live artist painting a canvas that was auctioned at the end of the evening. The gala offered a taste of cuisines from around the world, reflecting the diversity within the Minnesota Muslim community. Guests took home keepsake mementos of their names written in Arabic calligraphy by young student calligraphers.

Read more about the artists here
More about the Gala Sponsors & Caterers here
Pictures from the 2014 Benefit Gala here

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