Join CAIR-NY, NYU Muslim Law Student's Association, and NYU Muslim Student Association in for a film screening of 'Watched,' the true story of Muslim students who were surveilled by an undercover NYPD officer for five years. Following the film screening, CAIR-NY will host a discussion and lead a Know Your Rights Workshop.
Time: 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Vanderbilt Hall - Smart Classroom 214
Join CAIR-NY, GLESEN, and NYCLU at Trevor Day School for a panel discussion and workshop. Here, speakers will discuss civil rights and civil liberties, what they mean in America today, and what you need to know to protect yourself.
RSVP here: https://www.trevor.org/page/know-your-rights-2017
CAIR-NY will be testifying in front of the New York City Council to establish January 30th as Fred T. Korematsu Day, in honor of the civil rights activists who openly objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Live stream will be made available by City Council on the 25th. CAIR-NY will share the link on our FB page.
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 Muslim Community Network for a short film screening and youth- led panel discussion to address the increase in harassment, bullying, and negative changes in the political climate affecting NYC public school students. Learn about avenues to address bullying and what to do if your requests for help go unheard. The panel will include experts and leaders from CAIR-NY and the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
This workshop is organized by MCN's 2017 Generation Peace Fellows. This event is open to ALL regardless of faith and identity.
RSVP is with eventbrite is required.
Check Facebook event page for more details
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'
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!