As America’s premier Muslim civil rights group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has worked for more than 25 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 enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
CAIR-NY protects the civil liberties of and empowers American Muslims. CAIR-NY serves the Muslim New Yorkers through legal advocacy, education, media relations, civic engagement, and grassroots mobilization. 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 just 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)