Protecting your right to go to school

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When students or parents contact CAIR chapters for help, we are there to help them. 

Our civil rights attorneys and staff make sure that students who report bullying are protected and their cases are taken seriously. Our message is clear: Every student, including Muslim students, has the right to go to school without fear of harassment or bullying. Even if the harassment or bullying is done by a teacher.  We are there to help. 

In November, 2017, CAIR called on school officials in Virginia to protect a Muslim student who is facing cyberbullying after reporting that a teacher forcibly-removed her hijab.   See our letter and press release here: www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14803-cair-seeks-protection-for-va-muslim-student-facing-cyberbullying-for-reporting-hijab-removal-by-teacher.html

Also in November, 2017 CAIR called for a criminal investigation and firing of a teacher in Tennessee after we saw a video of the teacher forcibly removing a Muslim student’s hijab in the class room. WATCH the VIDEO and details of the case here: www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14778-cair-calls-for-police-probe-firing-of-teacher-after-tennessee-student-s-hijab-forcibly-removed-in-class.html

TAKE ACTION: If you experience any discrimination at school or anywhere else, please call CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or file a report online at: www.cair.com/gethelp  All of CAIR’s civil rights services, including the help of our lawyers, is provided at zero cost to community members and we work. As always, we keep all of our clients’ information confidential—including their telephone number, address, email address and any other identifying information—unless they clearly give us permission to use it.


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