CAIR-Chicago Reps to Speak at CIOGC-MPAC Conference


On Sunday, October 24, join CAIR-Chicago at the CIOGC-MPAC Conference and listen to our executive director Ahmed Rehab, and our outreach coordinator Gerald Hankerson, on the following panels:

Intro Session – Civic Engagement: Our Duty, Our Opportunity
When/Where: 10:00 – 10:45 AM in ROOM 5
Moderator: Mohamad Nasir
Speakers: Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Dr. Salam Al- Marayati, Ahmed Rehab, Hatem Bazian, Safa Zarzour, Dr. Aminah McCloud, Abed Ayoub

Workshop: How to Make Yourself Heard in Media & Deliver an Effective Message
When/Where: 10:55-11:55AM in ROOM 5
Moderator: Kiran Ansari
Speakers: Edina Lekovic, Ahmed Rehab, Sadaf Syed
Synopsis: Using a case study of the anti mosque climate, this session will demonstrate how to frame issues effectively and address attacks on Islam.

Session: Embracing Islam’s Culture of Compassion
When/Where: 12:00 – 1:00 PM in ROOM 7
Speakers: Imam Abdul Malik Ryan, Gerald Hankerson
Synopsis: Reviving the Islamic ethic of serving humanity regardless of color or creed, this session will revive that culture of Rifiq (gentleness) that prophetic tradition is so distinctly characterized by.

Roundtable: Addressing Islamophobia – Local and National Experiences
When/Where: 4:45 – 5:45 PM in ROOM 6
Moderator: Dr. Zaher Sahloul
Speakers: Abid Malik, Prof. Cherif Bassiouni Ahmed Rehab, Salam Al-Marayati, Dr. Hatem Bazian, Safaa Zarzour
Synopsis: National and local leaders will be discussing their experience in proactively addressing Islamophobia.

Register for the conference HERE