Another Success for MPAC-WNY !
Speaker Azizah al-Hibri, left, speaks with Khalid J Qazi, president of local chapter of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, at the group's ninth annual banquet at Adam's Mark Hotel.
Courtesy: Buffalo News
June 14, 2013
Dear Community Member:
The sold out 9th Annual Banquet of MPAC-WNY on June 8th was a great success. Great gathering, great speaker and great food.
Our most sincere thanks to everyone who joined us and supported to make the banquet such a great success!
Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, nationally recognized law professor emerita and Obama appointee to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, served as the keynote speaker. Dr Khalid J Qazi, President MPAC-WNY presented the "Lifetime Achievement Award" to Dr Azizah al-Hibri for her lifelong achievements and dedicated service to the community.
Dr. al-Hibri's scholarly analysis of the theme for the event "Empowering Women" with frequent references from the Holy Quran was inspiring for the audiences of all faith traditions. She combined the expose with her extensive knowledge and experiences gained from world wide travels and scholarship. "Actually, Islam is a religion that empowers women",al-Hibri said to the Buffalo News reporter and the full article can be accessed at the following link:
The Mayor of Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown, was on hand to present the Community Service Award. This year the award went to Mr. Stanford Lipsey, Publisher Emeritus of the Buffalo News for his philanthropy, service and contributions to the Western New York region.
The inspiring evening was attended by all sections of the WNY community.