CAIR-Houston 18th Annual Gala


In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.
With God’s help and grace, CAIR-Houston is excited to be celebrating its 18th anniversary and invite you to join us, inshallah.

Join us as we celebrate 18 years of promoting justice, empowering American Muslims, and enhancing the understanding of Islam.

Sunday, December 8

6 PM

Hyatt Regency

1200 Louisiana Street

Houston, TX


Imam Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU. He was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU in 2005. Under his leadership, the Islamic Center at NYU became the first ever established Muslim student center at an institution of higher education in the United States.

He has been featured in numerous media outlets including the Huffington Post, BBC, NPR, CNN, the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Colbert Report, Katie Couric, Newsweek, Time, BET and GEO TV. He has been named a Global Interfaith Visionary by the United Nations Temple of Understanding (2010), and more.

Bahia Amawi, a children’s speech pathologist, has worked for the last 10 years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas. With the exception of one year where she was told that she could not return to work with the district after refusing to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. She knew her rights were infringed upon and courageously challenged the federal court to defend her First Amendment right of free speech with CAIR’s support.

Dr. Craig Considine is a scholar, professor, global speaker, media contributor, & public intellectual based at the Department of Sociology at Rice University. He is the author of many books & articles. Dr. Considine’s opinions have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, BBC, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, Newsweek, & Foreign Policy. He has been invited to speak at some of the leading international organizations & universities in the world. Dr. Considine is visible on social media. He holds a PhD from Trinity College (University of Dublin), MSc from Royal Holloway (University of London), & BA from American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Considine is a U.S. Catholic of Irish and Italian descent.

Rabeea Collier serves as Judge of the 113th Civil District Court of Harris County. She is a graduate of Kingwood High School in Houston, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas.

Master of Ceremonies

Rawan Harirah, MHA, CAIR-Houston Board of Directors

T i c k e t s

$150 Per Person

$1,500 Per Table

Childcare Available: $25 Per Child

Reserve Your Tickets Today!

No one will be turned away if they are facing financial hardship.

Please contact Lubabah Abdullah and cc Ambreen Hernandez to submit a formal request.

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