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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Deputy Director
Sufyan Sohel

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Litigation Director
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Staff Attorney
Rabya Khan

Communications Coordinators
Amina Sharif
Aymen Abdel Halim
Leena Saleh

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Operations Coordinators
Mohamed Abdelati

Board of Directors Chairman
Mazen Kudaimi, MD

Advisory Board Honorary President
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni


 
Sign up now to volunteer for our 8th Annual Banquet!
CAIR-Chicago | January 4, 2012
CAIR-Chicago is looking for volunteers to help with our 8th Annual Banquet on March 3rd, 2012. Volunteer for your community in a positive, fun environment, and earn a FREE ticket to the event! Contact Sufyan Sohel at deputydirector@cairchicago.org.


Meet Our New Staff Members
CAIR-Chicago | January 5, 2012 |
CAIR-Chicago proudly welcomes two new communications coordinators to our team - Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh. We also give a heartfelt thanks to Lyndsey Stemm for her dynamic service at CAIR-Chicago and wish her the best in her new career.


Ahmed Rehab Speaks at MAS-ICNA Convention
CAIR-Chicago | January 3, 2012 | By Dima Ansari, Communications Intern
On December 24th and 25th, Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, presented at the MAS-ICNA 2011 Annual Convention. Rehab discussed the civil rights challenges facing Muslim Americans and led a youth lecture on activism.


Deputy Director and Communications Coordinator lead activist training at ICIRR
CAIR-Chicago | December 30, 2011
CAIR-Chicago’s Deputy Director, Sufyan Sohel, and Communications Coordinator, Amina Sharif, lead a training seminar for new fellows in ICIRR’s Unite America program.


CAIR-Chicago rallies against National Defense Authorization Act provisions
CAIR-Chicago | December 19, 2011
On Thursday December 15th, 2011 – the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights into law – CAIR-Chicago’s deputy director Sufyan Sohel, along with members of the interfaith community, spoke at a rally in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago to oppose new provisions introduced as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.


Amina Sharif of CAIR-Chicago on the Lowe’s Scandal
Vocalo 89.5AM Chicago Public Radio | December 15, 2011
Amina Sharif, communications coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Chicago Chapter, speaks with Vocalo’s Shantell Jamison about the recent Lowe’s decision to pull ad space from TLC’s “All American Muslim” program and what this says about American sentiments toward Islam.


Gallup study finds Muslim Americans embrace US civic institutions and religious pluralism
CAIR-Chicago | January 4, 2012 | By Aabeda Masra, Communications Intern
A recent study published by the the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center (ADGC) found, among other things, that Muslim Americans condemn violence more strongly than other religious groups in the US.


President Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
CAIR-Chicago | January 4, 2012 | By Dima Ansari, Communications Intern
On December 31st, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The NDAA allows the capture and indefinite military detention of all U.S. citizens without charge or trial.


ACTION ALERT: Express your opposition to the President’s signing of NDAA
CAIR-Chicago | January 4, 2012
On December 31st, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law - allowing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens around the world.


Calling All Artists for Cafe Finjan 2012
CAIR-Chicago | January 5, 2012 |
The Jewish Muslim Community Building Initiative is looking for artists for the upcoming Cafe Finjan on Thursday, March 15, 2012. This year’s Cafe Finjan will feature art that explores the theme “New Roots Chicago: Digging our past and branching into our future.” Apply Today!








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