CAIR-Chicago sponsored the eighth session of the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) this past Saturday, September 24th. Over 50 youth participants attended and listened to presentations by five local Muslim leaders and professionals. The symposium highlighted topics related to self-identity, media effects, activism and leadership.
Gerald Hankerson, CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator, spoke about civil rights and social justice at the 9/11 Primer, a civic engagement event created by HumanThread, held at the Meridian Stage in Pilsen.
The Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium of Chicago (MYLS-Chicago) initiative will host its 8th symposium this Saturday, 9/24 at the CAIR-Chicago office from 9 AM to 7 PM. The theme, “Building Our Legacy: Commit to Activism”, draws on the Muslim American community’s outlook moving beyond a decade riffed with fear and uncertainty, and taking a personal and collective responsibility to be proactive and engaged in our society.
Daniel Gerzina attends Chicago Fringe Festival on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 which was organized by HumanThread and presented by CAIR-Chicago and AFSC.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago and the American Friends Service Committee present a special event created and organized by HumanThread, a Pilsen-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting peace and inspiring actions that build a just society. The 9/11 Primer will memorialize 9/11 and reaffirm the role of artists as peacemakers.
CAIR-Chicago staff members look back on the 9/11 terrorist attacks, share their stories, and explain how we as a nation can move forward after 10 years.
Ahmed Rehab and CAIR-Chicago staff discuss Islamophobia in a post-9/11 world with members of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC).
Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson will participate in an event that will present speakers, spoken word performers, music and art. The event will weave together the history of peacemakers, incorporate readings of works from Thoreau, Tolstoy, Jane Addams, Gandhi, King, Ikeda, and more.
We were delighted to host 319 guests and relish in nearly 50 dishes and desserts from all over the world. SEE PICTURES HERE
CAIR-Chicago staff hosted civil leaders from Singapore for a discussion on Muslim-American issues and activism.