COMMUNITY ADVISORY: CAIR to Offer ‘Know Your Rights as a Hajj Traveler’ Webinar

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, DC, 8/29/2016) – On Wednesday, August 31, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will offer a “Know Your Rights as a Hajj Traveler” community training webinar for those taking part in the pilgrimage to Mecca. The free webinar will be held at 1 p.m. EDT. Hajj travelers and others are encouraged to attend.

The training will provide information on airport security agencies, screening, body scanners, your rights at customs and U.S. entry points, the terrorist screening database, no-fly and selectee lists, the complaints process, and more. Common scenarios will be discussed.

Trainers include CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure and CAIR National Staff Attorney Maha Sayed. NOTE: This webinar is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

WHAT: ‘Know Your Rights as a Hajj Traveler’ Webinar

WHEN: 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, August 31


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CAIR to Partner with Community Organizations to Hold Back-to-School Drive in Baltimore

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/26/16) - On Saturday, August 27, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will partner with Bilal Ali Productions, the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, ICNA Relief, Bon Secours Hospital, and others for the 12th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway in Baltimore's Warwick Park neighborhood.

The afternoon event will feature free haircuts, food, games, and school supplies distributed to area children to help them prepare for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

WHO: Bilal Ali Productions, CAIR, Partner Organizations

WHAT: Back-to-School Giveaway

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 1-4pm

WHERE: Warwick Park, 28 N. Warwick Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21223

CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 410-971-6062; Bilal Ali, 443-540-7797

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR-Missouri: St. Louis ‘Refugees Still Welcome Here’ Rally Planned in the Loop

CAIR logo(ST. LOUIS, MO, 8/26/2016) – On Sunday, August 28, the #BringThemHere campaign, STL4Syria and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) will hold a rally and march to continue to welcome Syrian refugees to St. Louis and to urge elected officials to increase the number of refugees in the community.

The rally will be held in the parking lot behind Cicero’s Pizzeria. There will be speeches from various community leaders, along with participation by Syrian refugee families. The march will start on the corner of Delmar and Kingsland and will go east until North Skinker. Marchers will then turnaround and return to the rally point.

WHAT: Refugees Still Welcome Here Rally and March

WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Delmar Loop, 6691 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130


CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 “After witnessing yet another iconic photo of the young Syrian boy¸ Omran Daqneesh, covered in dust and bleeding, we as a community must continue to welcome Syrian refugees.” said Faizan Syed executive director of CAIR-Missouri. “The GOP Missouri primary was another horrific example of major candidates fueling fear and hatred against Syrian and all refugees for their own selfish political gains, and we need to speak out against that.”

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CAIR to Continue Elections Efforts to Mobilize Bay Area Muslim Vote

CAIR logo(SANTA CLARA, CA, 8/25/2016) - On Sunday, August 28th, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will continue its efforts to mobilize the Muslim vote for the general election, with a second training for election volunteers.

WHAT: Elections Volunteer Training

WHEN: Sunday, August 28th, 11-12:30pm

WHERE: CAIR-SFBA office, 3003 Scott Blvd., Suite 101, Santa Clara

CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Communications & Outreach Coordinator Nashwah Akhtar, 408.986.9874, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-SFBA Programs and Development Manager Lucy Porras408.986.9874, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The first training for election volunteers took place on Thursday, August 11th. 

SEE: Bay Area Effort to Encourage American-Muslims to Vote

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