Muslim Advocacy Day 2017
Apr
25
6:00 am06:00

Muslim Advocacy Day 2017

The first annual Muslim Advocacy day is almost here ! It isn't too late to sign up either !

CAIR-NY and Muslim community members will meet with New York state legislators in Albany to advocate for issues concerning our community. This is a great opportunity to show our elected officials that Muslims are engaged in these issues. Everything you need to know will be discussed at a brief meeting tentatively set for Sunday, April 23nd. A bus has been reserved, but space is limited, so register today by filling out the online form below!

http://www.cair-ny.org/albany-2017/

 

Know Your Rights Workshop
Apr
14
1:00 pm13:00

Know Your Rights Workshop

CAIR-NY's legal director, Albert Cahn, will be holding a Know Your Rights workshop in Queens! 

Where: Baitul Gaffar Masjid, 110-13 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418

 

Islamophobia Workshop
Apr
2
5:30 pm17:30

Islamophobia Workshop

Please join us for a info. session about challenging Islamophobia! This time, we'll be in Long Island !

Where: Masjid Darul Quran, 1514 E 3rd Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706

 

Muslim Ban 2.0 Seminar in the Village!
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Muslim Ban 2.0 Seminar in the Village!

CAIR-NY's Albert Cahn will be featured as a panelist at The New School's Muslim Ban & Executive Order Seminar in Manhattan. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain as much knowledge as possible on this pressing issue!

Where: The New School - Wolff Conference Room 11th floor Room 1103, 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003

Benefit Show!
Mar
16
Mar 17

Benefit Show!

Max Decibel Music and Anti-Bigot Brigade present: The second installment of the "Keep It Together" charity concert series. 

Please do not miss out on this amazing Benefit show in Queens. All proceeds will be donated to CAIR-NY!

Where: The Footlight at 465 Seneca Avenue, Queens, NY, 11385

Mar
15
2:30 pm14:30

Socially conscious New Yorkers bond together with their neighbors more than ever before

If there’s anything New Yorkers know how to do, it’s express our grievances and let our voices be heard. And, as we reported recently, we have a long history of civil disobedience.

Since Election Day, thousands of New Yorkers have hit the streets to voice their concerns about the country’s newly installed political leadership and policies.

But it’s not just the streets. Protesting is bringing neighbors together, as community groups throughout the five boroughs have formed via Huddle, an action plan from the Women’s March organizers.

https://www.brickunderground.com/live/protests-in-NYC-apartments

 

'Ides of Trump' Postcard Protest Today
Mar
15
11:00 am11:00

'Ides of Trump' Postcard Protest Today

A new grassroots campaign aims to get a million or more postcards sent to the White House today, March 15. The campaign organizers hope to capture both the president's and the nation's attention using simple means: 4×6 pieces of card stock and stamps.

The event date coincides with the Roman Holiday Ides of March; the same day that Julius Cesar was assassinated after failing to heed previous warnings. 

Mar
13
3:00 pm15:00

CAIR-NY Supports Call for Security Grant Program

For Immediate Release

CAIR-NY Supports Call for Security Grant Program

 
(New York City, N.Y., 3/13/17) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a leading civil rights organization for Muslims, today supported the call for a Security Grant Program by a coalition of New York City Council Members, city leaders and nonprofit institution in response to an alarming rise in hate crimes. 

The group noted the 54% uptick in hate crimes within New York City in the last year among various groups as reason for necessary city funding  in the amount of $25 million to protect community centers, cultural institutions, and advocacy organizations.

"Given the unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes and attacks, we expect Muslim community centers and mosques will be amongst the first to receive funding under this program." said CAIR-NY's Legal Director, Albert Cahn. "New York's Muslim and Jewish communities have both seen a terrifying rise in violence, and we expect that this funding will help both communities keep their members safe."

SEE: Protecting New York's Communities from Hate Crimes

http://www.marklevine.nyc/protecting_ny_from_hatecrimes  

CAIR-NY also condemned the desecration of graves at the Waad Hakolel Cemetery in Rochester, New York. Approximately a dozen headstones at the Jewish cemetery were toppled in attacks similar to those at Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia, and St. Louis , making it the third such attack in two weeks.

SEE: Another Jewish cemetery is vandalized, this time in New York

https://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/police-jewish-cemetery-vandalized-in-new-york-state-1.13203005

CAIR-NY also condemned an apparent bias attack on a Latino man in Brooklyn, NY, which took place on Wednesday evening. According to the NYPD, the assailant called the victim a “f***ing Mexican” and said “go back to your country,” before punching the victim multiple times, breaking his nose. The attack took place at the southbound J-train platform at the Crescent Street station.

SEE: Attacker yells, ‘Go back to your country,’ then breaks man’s nose on Brooklyn subway platform

http://pix11.com/2017/03/02/man-punched-in-face-on-brooklyn-subway-platform-told-to-go-back-to-mexico/

CAIR-NY’s statement was just the latest in a series of actions to promote solidarity between Muslim Americans and other targets of hate crimes. Last month, CAIR’s national office offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who threatened at least 10 Jewish Community Centers nationwide.

SEE:  CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers Nationwide

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14131-cair-offers-reward-for-info-on-threats-targeting-jewish-community-centers-nationwide.html

In the same month, Florida chapter of CAIR expressed solidarity with the Jewish community after vehicles in a predominately Orthodox Jewish Community were vandalized with Nazi swastikas.

SEE: CAIR-FL Expressed Solidarity with Jewish Community After Hate Vandalism

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14107-cair-fl-expresses-solidarity-with-jewish-community-after-hate-vandalism.html

CAIR’s Ohio chapter also expressed solidarity with the Jewish community of Ohio after a series of bomb threats targeted Jewish Communities throughout the nation, including the Mandel JCC in Cleveland, the JCC in Cincinnati, and the JCC in Columbus.

SEE: CAIR-Ohio Expressed Solidarity with Ohio Jewish Community

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14132-cair-ohio-expresses-solidarity-with-ohio-jewish-community-after-bomb-threats.html

CAIR and the American Muslim community has in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, Native American, African-American, and Sikh communities in New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Alabama, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and other states following acts of hate, violence, vandalism, arson, or bombings.

SEE: CAIR, Coalition Partners Condemn Latest Incident of Nooses Discovered in Calvert County, Md.

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13945-cair-coalition-partners-condemn-latest-incident-of-nooses-discovered-in-calvert-county-md.html

CAIR-Cincinnati, CAIR-Alabama Condemn Nazi Vandalism Targeting Interracial Couples

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13932-cair-cincinnati-cair-alabama-condemn-nazi-vandalism-targeting-interracial-couples.html

CAIR Welcomes Denial of Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13928-cair-welcomes-denial-of-easement-for-dakota-access-pipeline.html

CAIR Condemns Threat and Vandalism Targeting Home of Jewish Professor in Oberlin, Ohio

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13905-cair-condemns-threat-and-vandalism-targeting-home-of-jewish-professor-in-oberlin-ohio.html

Muslim community members are asked to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-NY at (646) 665-7599, or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-ny.org/incident-report/

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
 
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, 917-669-4006, anasher@cair.com; Legal Director Albert Cahn, 571-766-6273,acahn@cair.com,CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com.

Know Your Rights Training
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Know Your Rights Training

CAIR-NY held a community empowering Know Your Rights Training in Brooklyn!

Where: Belal Masjid, 1404 Newkirk Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Fordham University Lecture
Mar
6
6:00 pm18:00

Fordham University Lecture

CAIR-NY's Executive Director, Afaf Nasher, spoke at Fordham University on this important topic: Muslim Ban: Executive Power V. Religious Freedom.

Advocacy on Immigrant and Muslim Rights at CCNY
Mar
2
12:30 pm12:30

Advocacy on Immigrant and Muslim Rights at CCNY

CAIR-NY's Executive Director, Afaf Nasher, will take part in a panel discussion held by The City College Partnership in order to address student and community concerns about current immigration issues and Muslim rights. 

When: March 3, 2017 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. 

Where: The City College of New York (CCNY) in the NAC Building Room 1/203, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

 

TEACH-IN at Manhattanville College
Mar
1
5:30 pm17:30

TEACH-IN at Manhattanville College

CAIR-NY's Legal Director, Albert Cahn, will be featured at a "Teach-In" on President Trump's Executive Orders on immigration. This event is free and open to the public. 

CAIR-NY Participates in NYC Town Hall
Feb
26
4:15 pm16:15

CAIR-NY Participates in NYC Town Hall

CAIR-NY's Albert Cahn spoke at a community town hall hosted by Representative Hakeem Jeffries, on the topic of President Trump's Immigration Policies.

Other partners included the Baitul Mamur Masjid & Community Center, the Majlis Ashura Islamic Leadership Council of New York, The Association of Muslim American Lawyers (AMAL) , Muslim American Society , and the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. 

The event took place at the Baitul Mamur Masjid & Community Center located at 1033 Glenmore Ave (between Euclid Avenue & Pine) Brooklyn, NY 11208.

 

 

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Queens Stand Together Rally
Feb
26
11:00 am11:00

Queens Stand Together Rally

Join CAIR-NY in Queens, rallying to show strength in diversity and solidarity in these uncertain times.

We stand together with all communities in America facing political and social marginalization and attack, and we invite you to come out and show your support!

 

WHERE: MacDonald Park Queens Blvd. between Yellowstone Blvd. and 70 Rd, Forest Hills, NY 11375.

WHEN: February 26th 2017, 11 AM-2PM

Queens, Know Your Rights!
Feb
25
5:30 pm17:30

Queens, Know Your Rights!

CAIR-NY's Legal Director, Albert Cahn, will hold a "Know Your Rights" workshop in Jamaica, Queens, this weekend! This event is sponsored by the Jamaica Muslim Center (JMC). Help your break down the walls of communication, and build bridges of knowledge! 

Where: Jamaica Muslim Center, 85-37 168 Street, Jamaica, NY 11432

 

 

 

Know Your Rights and Activate!
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Know Your Rights and Activate!

CAIR-NY is co-sponsoring "Know Your Rights & Activate!" event being held by NYC Council Member Daneek Miller with the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit. 

When: February 23, 2017 from 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Where: Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica (Queens), NY 11432

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Know Your Rights Event at Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Know Your Rights Event at Chadbourne & Parke LLP

CAIR-NY's Legal Director, Albert Cahn participated in a Know Your Rights : Train the Trainer presentation discussing Travel Rights.

The event was held at Chadbourne & Parke LLP law firm located on 1301 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019. 

Workshop Training Event
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Workshop Training Event

CAIR-NY, the Association of Muslim-American Lawyers, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Muslim Bar Association of New York, the Iranian American Bar Association, and Chadbourne & Parke will hold a timely training on the impact of President Trump's executive order and measures that at-risk travelers can take to prevent and respond to discrimination.  Participating lawyers will be invited to present at area mosques and Muslim community centers as part of this exciting outreach coalition.

  • When: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
  • NEW LOCATION: Chadbourne & Parke 1301 6th Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd streets) 

 

 

Staten Island, Know Your Rights !
Feb
17
6:00 pm18:00

Staten Island, Know Your Rights !

CAIR-NY's Director of Strategic Litigation, Albert Cahn, and immigration legal expert, Iman Boukadoum, held a "Know York Rights" workshop at the Muslim American Society's (MAS) Staten Island Community Center. Attendees learned more about Trump's executive order, their rights, and how to handle being faced by law enforcement. Events like this are crucial!

"Nothing will keep you safer than saying 'I want an attorney...' And you can call CAIR New York." 

The City College of New York Divisionof Government, Community and Cultural Affairs- "Advocacy on Immigrant and Muslim Rights"
Feb
9
12:30 pm12:30

The City College of New York Divisionof Government, Community and Cultural Affairs- "Advocacy on Immigrant and Muslim Rights"

CAIR-NY's Albert Fox-Cahn will speak on a panel at the City College of New York titled: Advocacy on Immigrant and Muslim Rights

The discussion will be focused on contemporary US' government actions and their relation to the rights of immigrants and Muslims. It will bring together legal experts on the subject for an hour long forum in the heart of New York City, a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. 

This event is in collaboration with the Division of Government, Community & Cultural Affairs, Division of Student Affairs, The City College Partnership, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Colin Powell School, Graduate Student Council and Undergraduate Student Government of The City College of New York.

Panelists:

  • Angela Fernandez, Esq., Executive Director - Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
  • Jose L. Perez, Deputy General Counsel- LatinoJustice PRLDEF
  • Albert Fox Cahn, Esq., Director of Strategic Litigation- Council on Arabic-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NYC)
  • Yatziri Tovar, CCNY student and Dreamer- CCNY Dream Team
  • Naz Ahmad, Staff Attorney- C.L.E.A.R. Project at CUNY Law School
CAIR-NY Participates in Know Your Rights Workshop with MAS-NY
Feb
4
5:00 pm17:00

CAIR-NY Participates in Know Your Rights Workshop with MAS-NY

CAIR-NY joined the Muslim American Society chapter in New York for a workshop entitled Know Your Rights: Emergency Immigration.

The topic was centered around the Muslim Ban instituted by the Trump administration.

Co-sponsors of the event also included the Association of Muslim American Lawyers and The Masjlis Ashura (Islamic Leadership) of New York .

Workshop on immigration law, the new executive orders, and CAARP
Jan
28
3:00 pm15:00

Workshop on immigration law, the new executive orders, and CAARP

Join CAIR-NY, CAIR National, CUNY CLEAR, and Pastor & Deromemaj, P.C., for this "Know Your Rights" workshop and info session on Trump's executive order, immigration law, and “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CAARP).

Where: Islamic Cultural Center of New York, 1711 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10029

 

Emergency Rally Against Trump's Ban
Jan
25
5:00 pm17:00

Emergency Rally Against Trump's Ban

CAIR-NY's Afaf Nasher and Albert Cahn organized an Emergency Rally Against Trump's Muslim Travel Ban in the heart of downtown Manhattan. It's central goal was to "create a beacon of light against the coming darkness." The rally attracted thousands of peaceful protesters and featured various public officials, advocacy group representatives, and community leaders. 

Where: Washington Square Park, New York, NY 10012

When: 1/25/2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

A Conversation on Muslim Americans
Jan
17
6:00 pm18:00

A Conversation on Muslim Americans

CAIR-NY's Afaf Nasher took part in the panel discussion What Will be Different? A Conversation on Muslim Americans in a Changing America, sponsored by the Rubin Foundation. 

8th Floor Curator: Brian Tate, The Tate Group

Opening remarks by Omar Jadwat, ACLU

Panelists: Samira Abdul-Karim, Moustafa Bayoumi, Afaf Nasher, Ayisha Irfan, Zhang Hongtu

Where: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street 10011

When: 1/17/2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.