Three Muslim employees alleged hostile work environment, unjust firing from Tinley Park Cadillac dealership. The Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) has been representing these employees throughout the litigation and filed individual claims on their behalf.
Join Dr. Arun Kundnani in discussing his new book, “The Muslims are coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror”, in which he addresses issues of race, Islamophobia, political violence, and surveillance.
On May 28, 2014, CAIR-Chicago welcomed 23 new law clerks, interns, externs and volunteer activists at its orientation, held at the downtown Chicago office.
Join us on Saturday, June 7 for an Asian American Town Hall Forum at the Japanese American Service Committee Center to discuss the various issues surrounding the Jianqing Klyzek CPD brutality case that shows video footage of a Chicago police officer striking Ms Klyzek, and threatening to put her in a box and deport her.
On June 4, Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman visited CAIR-Chicago. Karman is the first Yemeni, first Arab and second Muslim woman to win the award.
Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of CAIR, agreed the library was not the right place for ACT! to meet.
“It’s a safe haven for knowledge, education, and enlightenment,” he said. “That place is now being tarnished.”
On May 31, 2014, 46 students from the American Studies program at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Holland filled CAIR-Chicago for an educational event.
CAIR-Chicago outreach coordinator, Gerald Hankerson and Government Affair intern, Shivani Chokshi attended the Fight for 15 rally in the corporate headquarters of McDonalds in Oak Brook, IL on May 21, 2014.
On Thursday May 29th CAIR-Chicago staff and interns joined with community leaders and organizers at a press conference at the mayor’s office against police brutality.
“Dr. Angelou helped me find a voice as a writer, and inspired me as an activist. Her words will live on forever as will her legacy. I hope that future generations continue to read her many works and follow in her footsteps as a fearless woman who always spoke truth to power,” said CAIR-Chicago’s Senior Communications Coordinator Agnieszka Karoluk.