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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Deputy Director
Sufyan Sohel

Litigation Director
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Staff Attorney
Rabya Khan

Communications Coordinators
Aymen Abdel Halim
Ambreen Zuberi

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Operations Coordinator
Mohamed Abdelati

Office Coordinator
Noor Salahuddin

Board of Directors Chairman
Mazen Kudaimi, MD

Advisory Board Honorary President
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni

CAIR-Chicago opens new downtown center [VIDEO]
CAIR-Chicago | March 2, 2013
We are proud to announce the opening of CAIR-Chicago’s brand new activism center in the heart of downtown Chicago, located at 17 N. State.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Annual Banquet date changed to May 4th
CAIR-Chicago | February 22, 2013
We have changed the date of our Annual Banquet to Saturday, May 4, 2013. Please make sure to save the date and RSVP today.


CAIR-Chicago is currently accepting applications for law clerks for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013
CAIR-Chicago | February 27, 2013
CAIR-Chicago is currently accepting applications for law clerks for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013! Apply today to join the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.


CAIR-Chicago is seeking a Public Law Initiative Fellow (PILI) for Summer 2013
CAIR-Chicago | February 27, 2013
CAIR-Chicago is now seeking a Public Law Initiative Fellow (PILI) for Summer 2013! Fellows will work closely with CAIR-Chicago’s Litigation Director and Staff Attorney defending civil rights, fighting bigotry, and promoting tolerance.


Tickets now available for our 9th Annual Banquet: #HateFree
CAIR-Chicago | February 15, 2013
Our 9th Annual Banquet is now set to take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Mark your calendars and please show your support by attending. Buy tickets here!


Aymen Abdel Halim to present lecture at Drake University in Des Moines, March 13
CAIR-Chicago | March 2, 2013
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim is scheduled to present a lecture entitled “The Media and Islam” on Wednesday, March 13th at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.


The New York Times: Using Billboards to Stake Claim Over ‘Jihad’
The New York Times | March 7, 2013
The New York Times reports on CAIR-Chicago’s public campaign “MyJihad” which promotes a peaceful meaning of the word ‘jihad.’


Huffington Post: San Francisco anti-Islam bus ads ignite controversy
The Huffington Post | March 12, 2013
The Huffington Post reports on the San Francisco public transit authority’s fight against anti-Islamic ads sponsored by the AFDI. The ads that closely resemble the #Myjihad Public Education Campaign ads are sparking controversy and inspired SFMTA to donate all revenue generated from the ads to the city’s Human Rights Commission.


NPR: In Chicago, dueling ads over the meaning of ‘Jihad’
NPR | March 12, 2013
In Chicago, a group has launched a bus and subway ad campaign meant to reclaim the term jihad from another series of ads that presents jihadists as violent..


Muslim Matters: #MyJihad – The ‘struggle’ to reclaim Islam
Muslim Matters | March 12, 2013
Muslim Matters discusses the goal of #MyJihad Public Education Campaign and sheds light on how it is successfully driving home the message that ‘jihad’ in actuality refers to a concerted effort or struggle, namely by an individual in the path of God.


On Islam: Jihad ad war on American streets
On Islam | March 13, 2013
An advertising war is taking place on American streets between Muslims and Islamophobes about the meaning of Jihad


Jewish News One: Washington’s ‘MyJihad’ advertising campaign
Jewish News One | March 5, 2013
Traditionally, in Islam, the term jihad means ‘striving in the way of God” or more simply, struggle. For many Americans, the term jihad has come to have negative and violent connotations. An advertising campaign in America’s public transport system is trying to change that.


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