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WBEZ91.5: Chicago tech firms give workers ‘sacred spaces’ for quiet reflection

There have been several high-profile cases in other parts of the country where Muslims got fired over prayer breaks and sued, with mixed outcomes. But the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations reports it’s received no formal complaints here.

Limited Space – RSVP for 6th Annual Taste of Ramadan

The staff and board of CAIR-Chicago would like to invite you to our sixth annual “Taste of Ramadan” on July 17th. Spaces are filling up fast!

Arun Kundnani Discusses “The Muslims Are Coming” at CAIR-Chicago

This past Friday on June 27, Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror visited CAIR-Chicago to discuss his latest book.

JCUA Presents at CAIR-Chicago

Director on Teen Programs, Rebecca Katz, brought together a group of students from Or Tzedek, a leadership of Jewish youth, to present on various topics regarding oppression and discrimination.

Join CAIR-Chicago for “Criminalizing Immigrants: The Case of Rasmea Odeh” on May 19

Please join CAIR-Chicago on May 19th as we discuss the ongoing case of Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh.

VIDEO: Ahmed Rehab on ABC7 Windy City Live

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.

PHOTOS: DePaul Student Coalition Walks out on Islamophobe Allen West

“Beyond simply being a protest, the walkout was also a demonstration of solidarity and strength between student activist organizations at DePaul,” said student Leila Abdul Razzaq.

[VIDEO] ABC7: CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan on IRS Scam Targeting Immigrants

CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan discusses criminals posing as police, IRS agents in tax scam targeting immigrants in Chicago.

Victory: Update on Illinois Anti-Boycott Resolution

The Illinois Coalition to Protect Academic Freedom and Free Speech (CAIR-Chicago is a member) announces that the anti-boycott bill is officially dead for this session of the Illinois State Senate.

Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) Roundup

The panels touched on key issues revolving around the online realm and its uses in carving a raw space for community conversation on taboo issues facing the millennial generation, particularly those in the Muslim community, as well as how social media can be most efficiently utilized for activism, coalition building, and amplifying one’s voice.

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