For several years Bridging Communities has been a successful program through the California based chapters of JACL and CAIR, but this year is the first time it has been organized in Chicago.
Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, discuss some of Egypt’s most well-known directors and the history of Egypt’s film industry.
Café Finjan attendees found connections through their historical roots, and shared how their experiences and perspectives can lead to building a better future. CAIR-Chicago, a JMCBI member organization, co-sponsored the event.
In his opinion piece, “Palestinian state would expel Jews”, Steve Huntley of the Chicago Sun-Times skews the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by ignoring international law and crucial historical events.
Rabya Khan met with school officials to convey the importance of presenting balanced perspectives and not perpetuating stereotypes. CAIR-Chicago has requested that the school remove the worksheets, and not use them again or any similar worksheets. Rabya also provided a resource list of organizations that can conduct workshops on Islam, including CAIR-Chicago, and is compiling a list of educational resource companies with balanced materials on Islam and Muslims.
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