On October 18th, the latest iteration of the ban goes into effect and we will be present in DC to raise our voices and stand up to these racist attacks! The program is inclusive of our entire fight for Immigrant Justice and will include speakers that are impacted by Muslim/ Refugee Ban, DACA, and TPS.
*The First 30 people to sign up with CAIR-NY will receive a free T-Shirt!!*
REMEMBER: to march with CAIR-NY in D.C., type in 'CAIR-NY' as your work/organization!
How to sign up with CAIR-NY:
1. Go to the Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nomuslimbanever-nyic-mobilization-to-dc-tickets-38090545848
2. Click on the Tickets button. (NOTE: there are discounts available for Students,
3. Select the bus location you want to depart from and the number of tickets. Then click 'Checkout.'
4. Fill out the registration information, and in the work/organization field, type in 'CAIR'
Join us for a conversation on immigration and updates in policy, protections from discrimination, and resources available to the community.
Learn more on:
Travel Ban updates, your rights at airports, immigration enforcement, adjustment of status, protections from discrimination, DACA, and city resources.
Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Senior Advisor to Mayor's CAU
Paige Austin, Immigration Staff Attorney at NYCLU
Albert Cahn, Legal Director at CAIR-NY
Mariko Hirose, Director of Litigation at IRAP
Iman Boukadoum, Executive Director at MSJI
Interpretation available in French and Arabic
Join us on Sunday, December 3, 2017 for CAIR-NY's 19th Anniversary Gala!
Help support our work. Amplify our campaigns. Celebrate the people and the values that have always made New York great.
You can buy tickets here.
You can also learn more about our Anniversary Gala corporate sponsorship packages or place an advertisement with us.
On Monday, October 16th, young women activists from the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) will present “Stomp Out the Muslim Ban!”, an art protest and dance rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall in response to the current presidential administration’s travel ban, now in its third iteration, targeting individuals from 6 Muslim-majority countries, as well as Venezuela and North Korea.
“Stomp Out the Muslim Ban!” will feature a large-scale projection onto Brooklyn Borough Hall’s exterior of a video created by young Arab women showcasing dabkeh, a form of Arab step dancing. The video projection will be accompanied by a rally in which girls and young women are invited to share the impact the Ban and anti-Muslim bigotry has had on them and their communities. “Stomp Out the Muslim Ban!” will close with a performances from dance groups standing in solidarity against the ban, and a group dabke dance, celebrating Arabic culture while protesting bigotry.
The event is held in partnership with the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)’ TAKE ON HATE Campaign and The Illuminator an art-activist collective. This event is in cooperation with the national#NoMuslimBanEver Campaign, a grassroots awareness and mobilization effort happening in the weeks leading up to and on October 18, 2017, when the newest Muslim Ban goes into effect.
On October 18th, the newest Muslim Ban will fully go into effect. Our coalition is mobilizing supporters to go to Washington that same day, but we’re also organizing for candlelight vigil the weekend before. As this administration continues to exclude thousands of people with discriminatory policy, we stand up and fight back! Join us to show the world that New Yorkers stand with our brothers and sisters affected by the Muslim Ban!#NoMuslimBanEver
This event will begin with words from members of the affected states, followed by Maghreb prayer, a vigil, and a supplication.
October 18th rally in Washington: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142753212491355/
RSVP at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438128526273985/
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La llamada: Una conferencia para musulmanes latinos
Con el respaldo de MAS, la comunidad musulmana latina de Queens les invita a este evento único, insha'Allah. Una conferencia islámica organizada por latinos, para latinos (y sus familiares y partidarios).
Los temas principales serán:
- Perfeccionando la adoración durante una época de distracciones
- El creyente débil comparado con el creyente fuerte
- Estudiando el Islam en el occidente
Presentados por nuestros invitados especiales:
Lic. Danny Khalil Salgado - Profesor en la Universidad del Rey Saud, Arabia Saudita
Lic. Wesley Abu Sumayyah Lebrón - Coordinador de IslamInSpanish para Nueva Jersey y graduado de la Universidad Mishkat
Lic. Hernán Guadalupe - Co-fundador de Hablamos Islam, Inc.
Otros invitados especiales
Hora social para hermanas
Clase de defensa propia para hermanos
Guardería y programa separado para los niños
Mesas de venta e información
LAS PRIMERAS 50 PERSONAS EN LLEGAR RECIBIRAN UN REGALO
Are you ready to answer the call?
The Call: A Conference for Latino Muslims
With the support of MAS, the Latino Muslim community of Queens invites you to this unique event, insha'Allah.
An Islamic conference organized by Latinos, for Latinos (and their families and supporters).
The main topics will be:
- Perfecting worship during a time of distractions
- The weak believer compared to the strong believer
- Studying Islam in the West
Presented by our special guests:
Danny Khalil Salgado - Professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Abu Sumayyah Lebrón - NJ Coordinator for IslamInSpanish and graduate of Mishkat University
Hernán Guadalupe - Co-founder of Hablamos Islam, Inc.
Tickets now available
The New York chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relation (CAIR-NY) is hosting a screening of the film "Watched" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
"Watched" tells the stories of Muslim students at Brooklyn College who experienced major life disruptions and psychological trauma during and after NYPD Muslim surveillance program involving a undercover agent at Brooklyn college over the years 2011 to 2015. Agent ‘Mel’ infiltrated the college MSA by posing as a student and over time she became part of the MSA students’ circle. In this film, two MSA students ‘M’ and ‘F’ share their pain and trauma inflicted by this invasive state surveillance.
The NSSR Taskforce on Immigration and Inclusion is hosting a panel discussion on immigration law in the U.S. The panel will explain the legal implications of the constantly changing immigration situation in the United States. Topics may include DACA, TPS, the Trump Administration's travel ban, legal protections for activists, the topic of sanctuary, and more.
CAIR-NY's Albert Cahn will be part of the panel, alongside Shahnam Sharareh, Immigration Attorney, Fox Rothschild, and P.J. Gorre, Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Black Lives Matter Greater New York is hosting a Youth Activism Fair and Community BBQ on Sunday the 17th of September.
The BBQ is intended to engage the families and youth of Queens in community activism. BLM Greater New York believes it’s important to let the often-underserved community of Jamaica know that social and political organizations have not forgotten them, that their concerns are important and their engagement in the issues that impact their lives is crucial.
CAIR-NY will be participating by tabling and providing face painting services.
We hope to see you there!
The New York chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) is co-sponsoring a rally held by the Queens Solidarity Coalition in Forest Hills to bring people together in light of recent events in Charlottesville, VA.
Queens epitomizes the diversity in America. The rally's aim is to show that Queens remains united in the face of racial tensions, hate, and violence. Come and stand with us to defend the American ideals of freedom and equality.
Visit the Facebook page for more information.
Hillside Islamic Center
300 Hillside Avenue,
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Given the increase in the number of complaints to CAIR alleging airport profiling of American Muslims, it is important that all those taking part in this year's Hajj, or other holiday travel, be aware of their rights and responsibilities. As an airline passenger, you are entitled to courteous, respectful, and non-stigmatizing treatment by airline and security personnel. You also have a right to complain about treatment that you believe is discriminatory.
Learn more about your rights as a Hajj traveler at this specialized Know Your Rights Workshop!
Albert Cahn, legal director for CAIR-NY, spoke at Turning Point for Women and Families' 6th Annual ARISE NY! Interfaith Anti-Bullying Summit on Saturday, August 19th. The Summit's goal was to heighten awareness about bullying, stereotyping, and hate crimes that target teenagers, and to equip youth with the tools needed to prevent bullying. At the conclusion of the Summit, certificates were given out to those who participated in the day's activities.
Right now, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) is facing unprecedented threats, as conservative activists try to dismantle the safeguards that have helped nearly a million people pursue jobs, education, and the American dream. At the same moment, the Trump administration is targeting Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”), the immigration program that helps hundreds of thousands of Americans who are fleeing danger and death abroad.
DACA and TPS protect thousands of New Yorkers, and we must make sure these vital programs continue. Join us this Tuesday, August 15th at 5:00 PM at Trump Tower (725 5th Ave) to rally to #DefendDACA and #DefendTPS. Together, we will ensure that all of our communities are protected from deportation.
You can also show your support by sharing the Facebook event, tweeting about DACA and TPS using #DefendDACA #DefendTPS, and volunteering to marshal by clicking here: http://bit.ly/DefendDACAMarshals
On July 4th, join CAIR-NY for a Muslim-led rally and teach-in in the heart of Trump Tower, highlighting how the United States has repeatedly broken our founding promises and targeted groups on the basis of race, religion, or ideology. Speakers from a diverse array of organizations will discuss how their communities have historically been targeted - from the U.S.’s internment of Americans of Japanese descent, to U.S.’s treatment of Puerto Rico, to President Trump’s Muslim Ban. Trump Tower remains a public space, free and open to all, and we will use that freedom to send a message to the President and the world.
July 4th will be a potent reminder that President Trump stands in a long line of American leaders who sought political power by marginalizing and demonizing minority groups. On this Independence Day, we will reaffirm our commitment to that most basic American tenet: all are created equal.
RSVP on our Facebook page!
On Tuesday, June 20th, World Refugee Day, join us for a march and rally with African Communities Together (ACT) and City of Refuge Coalition partners to fight for Stop the Refugee Ban, Save Asylum and Defend Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
6:00pm: Assemble at [TBD]
6:30pm - 7:30pm: March to/ Rally at Trump World Tower and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
8:30pm - 9:30pm: Interfaith Iftar* at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
*An Iftar is the ceremonial 'breaking of fast' observed by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.
Join CAIR-NY for “Queens Stands Up” Rally in MacDonald Park on Sunday 2pm-5pm. This rally has been sponsored by a diverse coalition of civil rights, interfaith, immigrant and economic justice groups in New York. Come stand up for liberty and democracy when the basic American values of freedom and tolerance are being threatened by those in power!
"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not
perish from the Earth." --Abraham Lincoln
Where: MacDonald Park, Queens Blvd. between Yellowstone Blvd. and 70th Rd, Forest Hills, New York 11375
On June 10th, NYC Loves Muslims will prove that the opposite of hatred isn’t tolerance, it’s love. New Yorkers of every faith, race, and background will come together to showcase our city’s unshakable commitment to pluralism, highlighting the best of who we are and what we believe. At this troubling moment, when the voices of hate are growing stronger, New Yorkers will not stay silent.
Our co-sponsors are:
- Council on American-Islamic Relations - New York
- New York Immigration Coalition
Our coalition partners include:
- Action Group Network
- Bay Ridge for Social Justice
- Black Lives Matter NY
- Council of African Imams
- Interfaith Center of New York
- International Socialist Organization - NYC
- Jewish Voices for Peace - New York City
- Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
- Jews Say NO
- Justice for All
- Make the Road
- Mpower Change
- NY Communities for Change
- NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee
- Rise and Resist
- RUSA LGBT- Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association
- Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus
- Showing Up For Racial Justice - SURJ, NYC
- UWS MoveOn/Indivisible Action Group
- We Will Not Be Silent
- Women's March Alliance
- Working Families Party
- Workmen's Circle
* We are making it a priority, that this event is peaceful and safe. We have been working closely with the NYPD and will have a permitted event. We will have marshals and legal observers as well.
** We encourage you to bring your own signs and festive gear. Please remember that the NYPD does not permit "rigid supports" for signs, so hold them up with cardboard tubes.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
CAIR-Cincinnati, CAIR-Alabama Condemn Nazi Vandalism Targeting Interracial Couples
CAIR Welcomes Denial of Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline
CAIR Condemns Threat and Vandalism Targeting Home of Jewish Professor in Oberlin, Ohio
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, email@example.com; Legal Director Albert Cahn, 571-766-6273,firstname.lastname@example.org,CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com.
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