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We advocate for those that have few other places to turn.Read More »
We assist immigrants when their citizenship is delayed.Read More »
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CAIR-Chicago’s extensive work and advocacy has a direct impact on preserving civil rights of American Muslims – relief for the victims, improving policies to accommodate religious practices and eliminate discriminatory measures, and empowering individuals and institutions to protect their rights.
CAIR-Chicago organizes press conferences and issues dozens of press releases and media advisories annually to ensure that Muslim perspectives on vital issues and current events are represented in the mainstream media.
Community & Government Outreach
CAIR-Chicago aims to educate and build bridges between Muslims and diverse communities, establish partnerships with other organizations, and bolster CAIR-Chicago’s ability to serve its constituents in Chicago’s Muslim communities.
CAIR-Chicago is the only specialized, full-time organization in the city of Chicago working to represent the Muslim community in the courthouse and the newsroom, that is in the legal arena in terms of its civil rights, and on the airwaves in terms of its public image.
To defend civil rights, fight bigotry, and promote tolerance.
To attain equal opportunity for,and normalize the image of, Muslims in America.
CAIR-Chicago’s team is a dedicated group of staff, interns, and volunteers. We are committed
to being active in our communities and accessible to the people we serve.
Click here to read bios, meet our Board, and our Iterns!
We advocate and educate against bigotry, hate and prejudice targeting Muslims on the mere basis of their faith. There is no media conspiracy, but selective and/or de-contextualized reporting that conflates aberrational representations of Islam/Muslims with the normative ones contribute to public “miseducation”. “The best way to fix our image, is to fix our reality.”
We advocate and educate against bigotry, hate and prejudice targeting Muslims on the mere basis of their faith.
There is no media conspiracy, but selective and/or de-contextualized reporting that conflates aberrational representations of Islam/Muslims with the normative ones contribute to public “miseducation”.
“The best way to fix our image, is to fix our reality.”
Rahm EmanuelMayor of Chicago
Dick DurbinU. S. Senator, Illinois
Toni PreckwinkleCook County Board President
CAIR-Chicago 2005 Documentary
CAIR-Chicago 2007 Documentary
CAIR-Chicago Documentary 2008 – American Muslim Self Definition
CAIR Chicago Documentary 2010 – Unapologetic Activism
CAIR Chicago Documentary 2011
CAIR-Chicago Documentary 2012: A Future Without Bigotry
CAIR-Chicago Downtown Office
CAIR-Chicago: FORWARD – 2014 Film
Faith and Ramadan
CAIR-Chicago: IMPACT – 2015 Film
CAIR-Chicago Inspired by #ScienceWoman Anousheh Ansari
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