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PRESS RELEASE: Chicagoans to rally and march in defense of civil liberties

CAIR-Chicago, the Arab-American Action Network (AAAN), Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights (CMPR), among other local organizations are holding a rally this Saturday in Daley Plaza to urge the community to voice their opposition to policies influenced by fear, Islamophobia, and prejudice.

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-CHICAGO ANNUAL BANQUET THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 3

CAIR-Chicago’s 8th Annual Banquet, themed ‘A Future Without Bigotry’, will be held on Saturday March 3rd, 2012 at 6 p.m. CST at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. We will be awarding members and supporters of the Muslim-American community for their courage in defending the civil and constitutional rights of Muslim-Americans, and Americans as a whole.

CAIR-Chicago now offering audio & video production internships

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) is pleased to announce a new addition to our internship program! Starting immediately, we are offering audio production, video production, and web design internships in an effort to bring our outreach efforts to a new level. Audio and video production interns will be able to produce their own segments, […]

PRESS CONFERENCE: Civil Rights, Interfaith Leaders to Condemn Controversial Senate Bill

On Thursday, December 8, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), along with other civil rights and interfaith groups, will hold a press conference calling on Congress and President Obama to reject the U.S. Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867).

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-Chicago applauds TSA’s removal of bigoted employee

CAIR-Chicago commends the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for taking decisive action against an employee who publically spewed racist and bigoted rants against Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, and Homosexuals. Roy Egan had worked at O’Hare airport for nine years where he checked passenger baggage.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Muslims to Honor Hajj Pilgrimage with Prayer and Celebration

On Sunday, November 6th, Muslims all over the world and in America will commemorate the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, or the Hajj, with communal prayers and celebrations. It is one of the most important Islamic holidays of the year. Each year, some two million Muslims, including thousands of American Muslims, go for the Hajj pilgrimage.

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-Chicago Files Bias Suit on Behalf of Fired Muslim Employee

CAIR-Chicago filed a complaint in federal court yesterday against The American Bottling Company on behalf of a Muslim man who was unjustly fired from the company after requesting time off on Fridays for Islamic congregational prayers.

CAIR-CHICAGO TO HOLD 9/11 PRESS CONFERENCE – TODAY

Today, September 9th, CAIR-Chicago, together with interfaith and community coalition leaders will hold a news conference to reflect on the events on and since 9/11, and offer hope that American’s can move forward 10 years after the attacks.

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR, UC Berkeley Release First Annual Islamophobia Report

CAIR and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender today released “Same Hate, New Target,” the first-of-its-kind annual report outlining the disturbing growth of Islamophobia in the United States during 2009-2010.

PRESS RELEASE: King Hearings Generate Pushback on Rep.’s Anti-Muslim Agenda

Peter King’s (R-NY) false allegations and his history of anti-Muslim comments have produced broad-based pushback against his biased agenda and generated significant questions about the veracity of his hearings, such as the one held today on Islam in U.S. prisons.