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 Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has invited CAIR-Chicago’s Sensitivity Training Coordinator, Veronica Zapata, and Outreach Coordinator, Gerald Hankerson, to share a presentation on Islam and Ramadan with its employees.
CAIR-Chicago Government Affairs Coordinator, Shahzeen Karim and Sensitivity Training Coordinator Veronica Zapata, presented a lecture this April 10, 2008 to a group of undergraduate classmen at Loyola University regarding political activism of American Muslims and the impact Muslim organizations have had in the community
A teachers’ workshop titled, “Word and Image: Islamic Art Teacher Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago” was held on June 27th.
On October 25, CAIR-Chicago’s Cultural Sensitivity Speaker, Veronica Zapata, gave a presentation at the Art Institute of Chicago to 30 students in a course analyzing democracy
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