CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh will be giving a joint presentation discussing the role of women in Islam and the effect media has on the perception of Muslims in America. Attending will be students from Carthage College who are studying the role of women in the literature and arts of the contemporary Middle East.
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.
Submit your photos to our photography contest, “Faces: Scenes of Muslim Life.” Submissions should highlight Muslim American identities and illustrate the diversity and uniqueness of America’s Muslim community.
Winning pieces will be enlarged to 30” X 40”, framed, and permanently displayed in the CAIR-Chicago office. Winners will be honored at our Taste of Ramadan reception on August 11th, 2011 where they will sign their works of art.
DePaul’s Center for Interreligious Engagement (CIE) is hosting a panel discussion that will assess how academia shapes discourse on race and religion.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator, Amina Sharif, will be giving a presentation at a DePaul University class entitled “Multiculturalism and Democracy: Middle East Communities in the United States.” The course focuses on issues of political socialization and identity.
MYLS Coordinator Mokaram Rauf and Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson will present a workshop on Youth Leadership in Civic Engagement and Community Service at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb.
TOPIC – Muslim American Identity & The Role of the American Mosque
Following Sept. 11, more than 1,200 Arab and Muslim immigrants were detained and arrested.
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