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Open Letter: Dear Mayor Emanuel, Chicagoans Are Trapped In Yemen

Being the executive of a global city comes with global responsibilities. Chicagoans are trapped in Yemen. Demand action.

Dozens of Chicagoans Trapped in in War-Torn Yemen

Escalating violence has trapped hundreds of U.S. citizens, including dozens of Chicagoans, in the quickly deteriorating situation in Yemen. After evacuating embassy staff from the country on February 11, 2015, the U.S. Department of State suspended all operations.

ACTION ALERT: Arab, Muslim, Asian, Groups Assist Americans Stuck in Yemen

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) demand the United States Department of State and appropriate agencies initiate evacuation of U.S. citizens trapped in Yemen.

Dep. Dir. Sufyan Sohel Speaks at GlobeMed Summit

Deputy Director Sufyan Sohel presented at the Annual GlobeMed Summit last Friday, March 27.

Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson Named 2015 Chicago Urban Debate Alum of the Year

The Chicago Debate Commission (CDC) and the Chicago Debate League (CDL) honored CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson as its 2015 Alum of the Year.

Muslim & Japanese American Youth Engage History of Japanese Internment in Arkansas

For several years Bridging Communities has been a successful program through the California based chapters of JACL and CAIR, but this year is the first time it has been organized in Chicago.

Vote Early or Vote April 7th!

Early voting for the April 7, 2015 Run-Off Elections will be offered from Mon., March 23 through Sat., April 4 and CAIR-Chicago encourages all eligible voters to voice their opinion with a ballot.

Youth Development Fellow Position Open!

CAIR-Chicago is looking for a Youth Development Fellow to work closely with the Outreach Coordinator in building and maintaining the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) initiative, as well as other development programs targeting youth ages 13-19.

Slam Poetry Team Went to Finals Honoring #OurThreeWinners

“America: A Brief History of Parking Disputes” is written and performed in memorial of Deah, Yusor, and Razan, victims of the #ChapelHillShooting. CAIR-Chicago encourages the community to watch and share this video.

Goodbye & Hello

Goodbye to CAIR-Chicago’s Finance Manager, Mohamed Abdelati and hello to Fatima Ahmed our new Operations Coordinator!