Due to the high number of Muslim constituents in Bridgeview, the Police Department is working to develop more cultural sensitivity by gaining a better understanding of Islam and Muslims. CAIR-Chicago believes more training like this will serve to eliminate racial profiling and future injustices directed towards Muslims in Chicago and across the country.
The Bridgeview Courthouse accepted a proposal for a 40-hour sensitivity training and community service program with CAIR-Chicago as part of the sentence given to an 18 year old man charged with battery.
CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney, Heena Musabji and Civil Rights Intern, Azhar Kothawala, met with a local school board to discuss the fairness of the punishment of a student.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham met with Deputy Superintendent Dana Starks and Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Director Vance Henry to discuss strategies to bridge the gap between the Muslim community and Chicago Police.
CAIR-Chicago conducted sensitivity training for approximately 30 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and administrators in Chicago.
Today the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) conducted sensitivity training for approximately 30 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and administrators in Chicago.
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Yaser Tabbara and Prison Project Coordinator Mariyam Hussain met with officials from the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in order to discuss various immigration detention concerns including phone access, halal food, and sensitivity training.
CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Coordinator, Christina Abraham, conducted sensitivity training for the faculty of Foreman High School in Chicago, as well as a session for students confronting the stereotypes about Muslims that became widespread after 9/11.
Maaria Mozaffar, CAIR-Chicago’s Legal Advisor met with several representatives from a local university, including the Head of the Chemistry Department, faculty members of the Department, the Dean of Students and members of the Office of Equity and Access to resolve an issue of discrimination involving a Muslim undergraduate student.
CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Coordinator administered CAIR-Chicago’s Sensitivity Training to employees of a business involved in discriminating against a Muslim woman earlier this year.
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