Be a Part of Our Campaign!
Feb
1
Mar 15

Be a Part of Our Campaign!

CAIR-NY is extending the World Hijab Day celebration all the way through to March 15, 2017. We are now accepting additional #WorldHijabDay submissions through our website. So get ready to submit your pictures!

Where: http://www.cair-ny.org/hijab-day/

When: 2/1/2017-3/15/2017 

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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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. 

Immigration Forum at the City College of New York
Mar
2
12:30 pm12:30

Immigration Forum at the City College of New York

CAIR-NY's Executive Director, Afaf Nasher, will participate in an immigration forum 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

 


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, will hold a "Know York Rights" workshop at the Muslim American Society's (MAS) Staten Island Community Center. Attend this event in order to learn more about your rights and how to handle being faced by law enforcement. This is crucial!

 

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. 

Taking on Hate in NYC
Jan
17
1:00 pm13:00

Taking on Hate in NYC

CAIR-NY's Executive Director, Afaf Nasher, attended an important meeting in response to the approximate 67% increase in hate crimes this past year. This meeting was organized by Public Advocate Leticia James and included a variety of panelists. 

Where: NYU Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law, 108 West 3rd Street (between Sullivan St. and Macdougal St.), New York, NY 10012
 

When: 1/17/2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 

UN Meeting on Islamophobia
Jan
17
8:00 am08:00

UN Meeting on Islamophobia

CAIR-NY's Albert Cahn attended the January United Nations meeting on Islamphobia with distinguished delegates and representatives from around the world. 

Where: United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017

 

 

 

 

Know Your Rights and Anti-bullying Workshops
Jan
16
11:00 am11:00

Know Your Rights and Anti-bullying Workshops

CAIR-NY's Afaf Nasher and Albert Cahn held a "Know Your Rights with Law Enforcement" workshop and an "Anti-bullying" workshop for SHARE Changes Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church. This event was coordinated by Maryellen Novack.

Where: 178 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY

When: 1/16/2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

 

Know Your Rights Workshop: Addressing Our Concerns
Jan
7
2:30 pm14:30

Know Your Rights Workshop: Addressing Our Concerns

Know Your Rights: Addressing Our Concerns

On January 7, CAIR-NY's executive director Afaf Nasher was invited to be a panelist, addressing the increase in harassment, hate crimes, changes in Immigration Law and other concerns of the Muslim community. The panel discussion was organized by the Muslim Community Network (MCN) and was held at 239 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012.

Other panelists included Kyce Siddiqi, MCN Board Member and Attorney at Law, NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and leaders from the Commission of Human Rights and Mayors office of Immigrant Affairs.

 

New York Tech Solidarity
Dec
18
2:00 pm14:00

New York Tech Solidarity

Join CAIR-NY's Albert Cahn to learn about our strategic planning and preparation in advance of Donald Trump's inauguration.  Event sponsored by Tech Solidarity.

Update, over one hundred Information Technology professionals attended, many committing to work with CAIR-NY to develop platforms to address the needs of the Muslim community under the Trump Administration.

 

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs - The Uncertainty of U.S. Immigration Policy - "Where Do We Go From Here?"
Dec
8
4:00 pm16:00

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs - The Uncertainty of U.S. Immigration Policy - "Where Do We Go From Here?"

CAIR-NY's Albert Fox Cahn will speak on a panel titled: The Uncertainty with Immigration: Where Do We Go From Here?.

The goal of the forum is to bring together leading activists and practitioners to discuss the implications of impending changes to U.S. immigration policy following recent elections and provide strategies for organizing around this issue on both a local and national level. 

The event is co-sponsored by SIPA Students of Color (SSOC) and the SIPA Diversity Task Force and is part of the Dean’s Seminar Series on Race and Policy. 

Moderator: 
• Hon. Michael Nutter, Former Mayor of Philadelphia and David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University 

Panelists: 
• Elora Mukherjee, Esq., Director, Columbia University Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic
• Albert Fox Cahn, Esq., Director of Strategic Litigation, New York Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
• Steven Choi, Esq., Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
• Aracelis Lucero, Executive Director, Mexican American Students' Alliance (MASA)
• Domenic Powell, Advocacy and Policy Strategist, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Reception to follow.

Please contact Laura McCreedy at lm2977@columbia.edu with any questions.

Note: a confirmed RSVP does not guarantee admission as seating is first come first served. Please plan to arrive early.

 

Know Your Rights Workshop with the Islamic Center of Long Island
Dec
4
11:00 am11:00

Know Your Rights Workshop with the Islamic Center of Long Island

Join CAIR-NY for this Know Your Rights workshop with the Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI). The workshop will take place at ICLI's workshop at 835 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury NY 11590. 

Topics to be discussed: Religious Liberty, Islamophobia, hate crimes,rights when travelling, rights in the workplace and rights when dealing with the FBI and NYPD. 

Hate Free Zone Rally and March
Dec
2
5:30 pm17:30

Hate Free Zone Rally and March

CAIR-NY is co-sponsoring the "Hate-Free Zone" Rally and March !

We are in a period of uncertainty and attack against many of our communities including, but not limited to, immigrants, Blacks, Muslims, LGBTQ, women, Hispanics, workers, and youth. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we all come to the forefront of our communities and begin spreading the love by resolving internal conflict within our own communities, and in partnership with other communities. Let us establish hate free zones and continue to support each other! 

Please join us this Friday, December 2nd, for the launch of a community defense and "Hate-Free Zone" in Queens. 

 

Post-Election Workshop !
Nov
20
5:00 pm17:00

Post-Election Workshop !

Join CAIR-NY's Executive Director, Afaf Nasher, "post-election" workshop at ICNA Long Island. Learn what our "next step" should be. 

ARISE Youth Bullying Speaking Engagement
Nov
6
12:30 pm12:30

ARISE Youth Bullying Speaking Engagement

CAIR-NY participated in an anti-bullying event in coordination with ARISE.

The organization, which provides disability services for people of all ages and abilities in Syracuse and Central New York, invited CAIR-NY to speak on the topic of bullying and anti-bullying tactics. 

Interfaith Event! "Beyond the Bars"
Oct
29
2:15 pm14:15

Interfaith Event! "Beyond the Bars"

Brooklyn Monthly Meeting's (Quaker) Peace and Social Action Committee's day-long event will focus on mass incarceration, community organizing, and political advocacy around issues of racial profiling, educating attendees about our country's prison industrial complex and equipping them with the tools to advocate and organize at all political levels.