As America’s premier Muslim civil rights group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has worked for more than 20 years to defend the constitution. The New York chapter is one of the busiest and most dynamic of CAIR’s thirty-five nationwide affiliates, defending, representing, and educating nearly one million Muslims in the New York area.
CAIR-NY’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.
CAIR-NY's mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims. CAIR-NY serves the Muslim American community through legal advocacy, education, media relations, civic engagement, and grassroots mobilizations. As a first line of defense, CAIR-NY protects New Yorkers who have experienced discrimination, harassment, hate crimes, and more. We combat Islamophobia and systemic discrimination in all its forms.
Supporting victims of hate crimes and discrimination.
Ending unjust profiling and surveillance.
Countering Islamophobic rhetoric through media relations.
Educating New Yorkers through workshops and publications.
Championing fair and legislation and policies.
Promoting community activism and civic engagement.
Click here to access our 2016 Annual Report
Click here to access our 2017 Annual Report (forthcoming)