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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Communications Coordinators
Amina Sharif
Lyndsey Stemm

Staff Attorney
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Operations Coordinators
Hiba Hammadi

Board of Directors
Mazen Kudaimi, MD - President

Advisory Board
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni - Honorary President


 

FOX News: CAIR-Chicago’s Christina Abraham Discusses Hajj Accommodation Case
FOX News | March 29, 2011
“She’s asking for unpaid leave that means they didn’t have to pay her for the three weeks that she was going to be out and she gave them three months for which to prepare,” argues CAIR-Chicago attorney Christina Abraham.


NBC 5: Amina Sharif discuses local No-Fly List controversy
NBC 5 | March 23, 2011
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif talk to NBC 5’s Christian Farr about a Chicago area man who was placed on the No Fly List as leverage by the FBI to get him to become an informant.


ABC 7: Communications Coordinator Speaks About FBI Questioning Libyan Visitors In Chicago
ABC 7 | April 8, 2011
CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator speaks to ABC News about the recent FBI questioning of Libyan visitors in Chicago.


Amina Sharif and Kevin Vodak participate in “Not in My Backyard” Zoning Summit
CAIR-Chicago | April 25, 2011
On April 23rd, Staff Attorney Kevin Vodak, and Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif participated in a summit about the zoning process for mosques in Illinois.


Action Alert: Rally for Fair Legislation for New Americans – SATURDAY
CAIR-Chicago | April 27, 2011
Join CAIR-Chicago and other organizations as we participate in the New Americans Rally on Saturday, April 30th. This is an event that is taking place statewide and a part of the “One Nation, One Dream” Agenda.


CAIR-Chicago attorney attends panel discussion on immigrant and human rights
CAIR-Chicago | April 28, 2011
Kevin Vodak, CAIR-Chicago’s Staff Attorney, participated in a panel discussion in immigrant and human rights at WorldChicago’s Fulbright Scholar Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2011. The conference, held at the National Museum of Mexican Art, was entitled Democracy and Human Rights: An Exploration.


CAIR-Chicago Banquet, A Success. Thank You! [PHOTOS]
CAIR-Chicago | April 20, 2011
Over a thousand were in attendance, underscoring the broad support CAIR-Chicago continues to receive. Take a look at a slide show of the evening and our beautiful, powerful community HERE


Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham on There Is No Spoon Blog Podcast 4/9/11
CAIR-Chicago | April 9, 2011
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham speaks on the There Is No Spoon podcast as a panel member discussing the PATRIOT Act.


Communication Coordinator Amina Sharif Presents at UIC
CAIR-Chicago | April 28, 2011
CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif delivered presentations to Media and Professional Writing classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago on April 19th and 26th. Professor Linda Landis Andrews


Chicago Tribune: Judge: Suit over proposed mosque will proceed
Chicago Tribune | March 29, 2011
CAIR-Chicago, which said the center would serve about 30 families, “will continue to pursue the Center’s right to use the facility they own to accommodate the needs of the community,” said Kevin Vodak, CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney.


Naperville Sun: Naperville Islamic center refusal going to court
Naperville Sun | March 30, 2011
CAIR, which advocates for religious freedom and civil liberties in the Muslim community, also maintains that Irshad officials tried to pursue remedies for the permit refusal through normal administrative channels before filing the federal suit.

Kevin Vodak, the attorney arguing the case for CAIR and Irshad, was pleased overall with the ruling.


Ahmed Rehab Keynotes Syrian American Medical Society Event
CAIR-Chicago | April 27, 2011
CAIR-Chicago executive director Ahmed Rehab was the keynote speaker at the Syrian American Medical Society event on April 24th at the Shedd Aquarium.




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