CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif emceed a banquet hosted by the Northwest Suburban College on Friday, September 24. Speakers included Rami Nashashibi, executive director of the Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) and Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Chairman of the CIOGC (Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago).
Muslims, in solidarity with the families of victims and key faith leaders who live, work and worship in Marquette Park, will gather in the wake of the gruesome act of violence that occurred Wednesday in their community and reject any rationale that connects this atrocity to the Muslim community and Islam
On February 4 CAIR-Chicago co-hosted Cafe Finjan, an interfaith arts and culture event coordinated by the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative (JMCBI). The event aims to bring together Jews and Muslims from across Chicago. Outreach Coordinator, Gerald Hankerson, performed spoken word poetry and facilitated group discussions on religion and identity.
Watch Gerald’s Performance HERE
CAIR-Chicago has teamed up with the Muslim Womens’ Alliance and the Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN) to participate in the 2009 March for Babies walk.
Chicago Jews and Muslims united at the Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side on Monday, September 22nd, for “Iftar in the Synagogue,” a special interfaith event that drew both groups together to eat, pray, learn and discuss the similarities of their faith.
On Thursday, July 17, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), in cooperation with other organizations, will co-sponsor its fourth biannual blood drive at the Downtown Islamic Center in Chicago, Ill.
CAIR-Chicago Government Affairs Coordinator, Shahzeen Karim and Sensitivity Training Coordinator Veronica Zapata, presented a lecture this April 10, 2008 to a group of undergraduate classmen at Loyola University regarding political activism of American Muslims and the impact Muslim organizations have had in the community
WHAT: On Feb. 22nd IMAN will be hosting a special Black History Month Community Cafe in partnership with DePaul’s UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead) student group. IMAN’s bi-monthly, Community Cafe has been a space for artists, scholars, leaders, and community members to exchange their work, share their ideas, and learn from each other through creative expression.
CAIR-Chicago Governmental Relations Coordinator Sadiya Ahmed and Governmental Relations Intern Serim Cetin went to Springfield Illinois on Thursday, March 23, 2006 with the Inner city Muslim Action Network.