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.
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.
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.
Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014)
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director joined a panel of religious leaders on ABC7's Windy City Live. The leaders included a Jewish Rabbi, Catholic priest, and Christian pastor and they discussed various issues such as women's roles, youth involvement, and core faith beliefs.
On May 6, 2014, CAIR-Chicago filed an Amicus Curiae brief in support of an appeal filed by the Joan Dachs Yaakov Elementary School – Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi (“Joan Dachs”), based on the City of Evanston’s refusal to allow the school to re-develop vacant land for its religious and educational plans.
Please join us in Chicago for a spirited demonstration and march, starting the Water Tower Park on Friday, May 23rd at 4:30pm.
The staff and board of CAIR-Chicago would like to invite you to our sixth annual “Taste of Ramadan,” which is set to take place this summer at our centrally located downtown office.