COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS - CHICAGO | DEFENDING CIVIL RIGHTS. FIGHTING BIGOTRY. PROMOTING TOLERANCE
Want to Find Something Fast? Click Here   | Contact Us

CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator teaches how to make an impact

North Park University proudly named CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson, “Man of Excellence” on March 22nd commemorating his years of activism and commitment to outreach service. Hankerson visited with North Park University students to discuss his life of activism and service to the communities across Chicagoland.

Saint Xavier University learns about Muslim media representation

What’s wrong with the way Muslims are portrayed in the media? Where do biases and stereotypes stem from? What does popular culture have to say about Muslim women? CAIR-Chicago communications coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh answered these questions and more in a presentation on March 21st at Saint Xavier University.

Kony 2012: How would the media report on Joseph Kony if he was Muslim?

The way in which KONY 2012 is being reported illustrates a clear bias and double standard in reporting. The crimes that Kony and the LRA have committed are acts of terror and should be labeled as such.

Guilty by Activism: Knowing your rights

CAIR-Chicago’s recent event on FBI repression featured Michael Deutsch – litigator at the People’s Law Office, Hatem Abudayyeh – Executive Director of Arab American Action Network and leading Palestinian rights activist, and Kevin Vodak CAIR-Chicago’s head litigator.

An Execution of Civil Rights

When Attorney General Eric Holder broke the government silence on the secretive policy of extrajudicial executions, civil rights groups across the nation voiced opposition to the controversial topic of the targeted killings of American citizens.

ACTION ALERT: Vote in the Illinois Primary Election on March 20th! Download our voter guide!

The CAIR-Chicago Primary Election Voter Guide is designed to make voting easier for you by informing you of your choices and the backgrounds of candidates. Get informed and make your voice heard!

Chicagoland’s Muslims and Jews Explore “New Roots” at Café Finjan

Café Finjan attendees found connections through their historical roots, and shared how their experiences and perspectives can lead to building a better future. CAIR-Chicago, a JMCBI member organization, co-sponsored the event.

Category: Features l Comments Off

New Anti-Trespassing Law Could be Dangerous for Activists

Reflecting on a tumultuous year of Occupy movements and the Arab Spring, the U.S. government has passed not one, but two new anti-protesting laws. With the exclusion of single word – from “willingly and knowingly” to simply “knowingly” – the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act is further restricting Americans first amendment rights.

The Cyber War on Islam

As more and more Americans use the Internet, anti-Muslim sentiment has found a new platform to spread hate and bigotry. As a result, Muslims have taken to the web to combat this prejudice, and present a more fair, accurate and diverse image of Islam.

CAIR-Chicago staff conduct sensitivity training at Greyhound

CAIR-Chicago’s Staff Attorney Rabya Khan and Communications Coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh visited Greyhound employees on March 12th and 13th to deliver cultural awareness presentations in an effort to improve customer relations and to gain a better understanding of the American-Muslim community.

Want to stay updated with what we are doing? Subscribe to our newsletter.
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2005-2014 © CAIR-Chicago   |   17 N. State Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60602   |   T: (312) 212-1520    F: (312) 212-1530    E: info@cairchicago.org