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The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is organizing a statewide day of action for the Muslim community. Join CAIR-Chicago and thousands of Illinois Muslims in visiting our Capitol and speaking to our state legislators.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif delivered a presentation to students at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 18th to share how CAIR-Chicago engages with the media and advocates for a fair depiction of Muslim-Americans.
Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson presented a workshop to a Jewish Youth Group at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston. Hankerson provided and introduction to the concepts of Islam and a profile of the Muslim-American community. The workshop served as the kick off to an educational and interfaith program between the synagogue and the Muslim Educational Center (MEC) in Morton Grove.
According to Gallup, more than 4 in 10 Americans (43%) admit to feeling at least “a little” prejudice toward Muslims. This is more than twice the number who say the same about Christians (18%), and almost three times more than that of Jews (15%) and Buddhists (14%). The poll questioned Americans about knowledge of Islam, to which 63% of Americans said they have “very little” knowledge or “none at all.”
CAIR-Chicago will participate in the 3rd Annual “In Good Faith Series”, a trilateral Abrahamic interfaith dialogue hosted by the Catholic Theological Union.
CAIR-Chicago’s Senior Outreach Coordinator, Dina Rehab, will be giving a presentation on Islam at the Eisenhower Library.
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.
The session will inform the community of their rights when they are approached by law enforcement, particularly the FBI, for questioning. CAIR-Chicago will discuss what its Civil Rights department has seen while representing Muslims in FBI interviews, what the government says the purpose of such interviews are, and what the effects of participating in such…
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