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CAIR-Chicago Joins The Illinois Coalition to Protect Academic Freedom and Free Speech

CAIR-Chicago joins The Illinois Coalition to Protect Academic Freedom and Free Speech that formed in response to anti-boycott legislation introduced in the Illinois State Senate.

ACTION ALERT: Stop Passage of Bill Restricting Academic Freedom, Free Speech

Time Sensitive. Last chance to act: Make your voice heard! The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) is calling on its supporters to contact their elected state senators to urge that they drop proposed legislation that would restrict academic freedom and free speech rights.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Phone scam, Fake IRS agent calls

CAIR-Chicago recently received complaints from community members who have received threatening, fraudulent phone calls from unknown callers who claim to be IRS tax agents. These phone scams are targeting recent immigrants, throughout the U.S. Victims are informed that they owe money to the IRS. The callers provide fake names and IRS badge numbers, and they may have the victim’s Social Security Number, family information or other personal information.

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’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

Rabya Khan visits Aqsa High School for Know Your Rights workshop

On Wednesday, November 20th, Rabya Khan visited Aqsa High School with Dima Khalidi to conduct a Know Your Rights workshop for students.

CAIR-Chicago seeking PILI fellowship applicants

CAIR-Chicago is seeking two Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) fellows for the Summer of 2014. Apply today!

Citizenship delay project boasts three new citizens

CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Department recently helped resolve citizenship delay cases for three individuals.

Rabya Khan conducts Know Your Rights workshop at Urbana-Champaign

Rabya Khan conducted a Know Your Rights workshop sponsored by the Champaign chapter of the ACLU at the UIUC College of Law.

CAIR-Chicago’s Hajj Travel Guide

Going to Hajj this year? Check out our travel guide with the essential information that every traveler needs to know before leaving.

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