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CAIR-Chicago attends DePaul UMMA Fast-A-Thon

DePaul University’s Muslim Student Association, United Muslims Moving Ahead (UMMA) held their annual Fast-A-Thon on Friday, February 7th. UMMA encouraged participants to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset as they raise money for Bridging the Gap.

Illinois Immigrant Integration Policy Summit “Keeping our Families Together” on Saturday, February 22

Join CAIR-Chicago at the Illinois Immigrant Integration Policy Summit
“Keeping our Families Together” on Saturday, February 22

GetCovered Event this Saturday!

Join CAIR-Chicago in partnership with Arab American Family Services and American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) to help Muslims get covered for healthcare!

Community Update: American Islamic Center’s Lawsuit Against Des Plaines Proceeding

AIC hopes to proceed with its lawsuit against Des Plaines, who imposed a significant burden on the Center’s religious exercise, as well as discriminating against the Center as a religious institution and based on its Muslim affiliation, the next hearing is set for 3/17/2014.

CAIR-Chicago Welcomes New Pentagon Policy on Religious Accommodation

The new rules will make it possible for Sikhs and members of other faiths to receive such waivers routinely, when possible. Orthodox Jewish service members will be allowed to wear yarmulkes while in uniform, and Muslim service members could wear beards and carry prayer beads.

Youth Development Fellow Position Open!

CAIR-Chicago is looking for a Youth Development Fellow to work closely with the Outreach Coordinator in building and maintaining the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) initiative, as well as other development programs targeting youth ages 13-19.

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CAIR-Chicago Executive Director moderates The Square (Al Midan) screening

After the film was screened, Director Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer Skyped in from New York for an audience Q & A session which was moderated by CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab.

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CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab to moderate discussion at special screening of The Square this Friday

The Friday 8:15 pm screening is presented in partnership with Egyptians Abroad for Development with DePaul University Religious Studies Department co-hosting, and moderated by Ahmed Rehab of CAIR-Chicago.

CAIR-Chicago’s Rabya Khan to speak at Korematsu Day Event

Join us for a screening of the brief film “Of Civil Rights and Wrongs” about Korematsu’s life followed by a discussion with former internee in Japanese-American internment camp Kiyo Yoshimura and CAIR-Chicago staff Attorney Rabya Khan

January 11: A Day to Speak Up Against Islamophobia and Stereotyping

A small number of releases of Guantanamo detainees have taken place. The way this is being presented by the Obama administration, and covered in the media, distorts what is really happening, and the whole meaning of Guantanamo. The administration evades the fact that only 8 of the remaining 155 men at Guantanamo were ever charged with a crime, and that certainly the rest should never have been there at Guantanamo in the first place.

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