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Daily Herald: Elgin event aims to break stereotypes about Islam

“Who Is My Islamic Neighbor?” takes place on May 19,2013 at Elgin Community College. It will include speakers Gerald Hankerson, outreach coordinator for the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Mariam Nasser, a teacher at Elgin Academy.

2013 Annual Banquet awardees and speakers announced!

CAIR-Chicago is proud to announce the speakers and awardees of our 9th Annual Banquet on Saturday, May 4th, 2013!

Attend the American Hijab Design Contest on April 28

The American Hijab Design Contest is set to take place on Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Evanston, IL.

Staff Attorney Rabya Khan to conduct “Know Your Rights” workshops

Join CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan as she conducts “Know Your Rights” workshops in and around Chicago this April!

Last chance to sponsor! Contact us by April 12th!

Contact us by Friday, April 12, 2013 to become a sponsor! Utilize this great opportunity to support a leading Muslim organization that is actively defending your civil rights.

CAIR-Chicago co-sponsoring interfaith arts exchange on April 4th

Join CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson, the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals on Thursday, April 4th for an arts exchange aimed at bringing Jewish and Muslims artists together to foster relationships and celebrate shared experiences.

TODAY: ICIRR to host an interfaith prayer vigil to demand immigration bill

This Friday, March 22nd, 2013, join the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights at their prayer vigil and civil disobedience to demand an immigration bill. Staff Attorney Rabya Khan will be representing CAIR-Chicago at the event.

Become a sponsor or volunteer for CAIR-Chicago’s 9th Annual Banquet #HateFree

CAIR-Chicago is looking for sponsors and volunteers to help with our 9th Annual Banquet on May 4th, 2013. Support a leading Muslim organization that is actively defending your civil rights! Contact Sufyan Sohel at for sponsorship information, and contact Gerald Hankerson at for volunteer opportunities.

Aymen Abdel Halim to present lecture at Drake University in Des Moines, March 13

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim is scheduled to present a lecture entitled “The Media and Islam” on Wednesday, March 13th at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Aymen Abdel Halim to speak at Carthage College Diversity Summit

On Thursday, March, 14, 2013, CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim will be speaking about U.S. media portrayals of Islam and Muslims at an event hosted by Carthage College as a part of their first Diversity Summit. 

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