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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
Aymen Abdel Halim
Leena Saleh

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Operations Coordinator
Mohamed Abdelati

Board of Directors Chairman
Mazen Kudaimi, MD

Advisory Board Honorary President
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni

MYLS-Chicago Symposium and 5 year anniversary
CAIR-Chicago | November 15, 2012
The Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS)-Chicago initiative commences its fifth year of motivating and guiding Chicagoland’s Muslim American youth with its ninth symposium on Saturday, November 17th at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East.


Kevin Vodak and Rabya Khan participate in NLADA Conference
CAIR-Chicago | November 21, 2012
Litigation Director Kevin Vodak and Staff Attorney Rabya Khan will participate in a panel called “Strategic Advocacy for Muslim and Immigrant Communities with Law Enforcement" at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) Conference on Friday December 7.


Ahmed Rehab presented with Prophetic Leadership Award by Arise Chicago
CAIR-Chicago | November 14, 2012
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab was presented with the Prophetic Leadership Award at Arise Chicago's Fourth Annual Faith-Labor-Action Breakfast, on Tuesday November 13th.


Ahmed Rehab discusses Egypt and the Arab Spring at North Park University
CAIR-Chicago | November 9, 2012
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, gives an update on the Egyptian revolution and the Arab Spring at North Park University.


Rabya Khan presents Know Your Rights training in Bridgview
CAIR-Chicago | November 15, 2012
CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney, Rabya Khan, conducts a Know Your Rights training on how to interact with law enforcement, including the local police and the FBI.


Job Announcement: Part-Time Communications Coordinator
CAIR-Chicago | November 6, 2012
CAIR-Chicago is now seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for meeting the communications needs of CAIR-Chicago. We will be accepting applications no later than Tuesday, November 20th. Join the CAIR-Chicago team, apply today!


CAMP Power Hour hosts Nura Maznavi at CAIR-Chicago
CAIR-Chicago | November 14, 2012
On Thursday, November 8, 2012 CAIR-Chicago hosted the November “Power Hour” event for the Chicago chapter of the Council of American Muslim Professionals (CAMP).


Parallel Universes: Muslim Superheroes
CAIR-Chicago | November 14, 2012
Do Muslim superheroes exist in the comic book world? CAIR-Chicago participates in a provocative discussion on the state of Muslim superheroes in the comic book world.


Letter to the Producer: Demonization is not a game
CAIR-Chicago | November 12, 2012
CAIR-Chicago responds with a letter to the producer of KFKF 94.1 in Kansas City, Missouri about their tasteless game show: “Beat the Terrorist.”


Huffington Post: CTA Anti-Muslim Ads – Controversial ‘Defeat Jihad’ Ads Arrive In Chicago
Huffington Post | November 21, 2012
Incendiary anti-Muslim ads that previously stirred up controversy when they ran in New York City and Washington, D.C. subway stations arrived Wednesday in Chicago.


WGN 9 Radio: Ahmed Rehab discusses racist CTA ads, sheds light on Jihad
WGN 9 Radio | November 19, 2012
Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of the Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, discusses the racist CTA ads, and sheds light on the meaning of Jihad that many Americans and the media may not know.


WGN 9: ‘Jihad’ ads on CTA buses spark outrage
WGN 9 | November 16, 2012
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, responds to Pamela Geller’s anti-Muslim CTA ads.


WBEZ: Provocative anti-Jihad ad appears on CTA buses
WBEZ | November 16, 2012
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, gives a statement to WBEZ about the upcoming Jihad ads by AFDI to be placed on CTA buses, and on the launching of the “My Jihad” nationwide ad campaign.


Religion Ads on CTA buses enrage Jewish group, others
Chicago Tribune | November 15, 2012
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director gives a statement to the Chicago Tribune about upcoming plans on launching the “My Jihad” nationwide ad campaign next week.


Controversial ‘defeat jihad’ ads show up on CTA buses
Chicago Sun-Times | November 15, 2012
CAIR-Chicago’s Director Ahmed Rehab speaks to the Chicago Sun Times about controversial ads on CTA buses, and shares plans of advertising the “My Jihad” national campaign.


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