Tom Breen, UConn Today
Sara Korvel has a lot to offer prospective employers: a recent graduate of a major university, she made the dean's list in seven of eight semesters and belongs to the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. Fluent in four languages, she landed prestigious internships at an international bank and a state public broadcaster, and held down a job as a Starbucks shift manager for most of her college career.
On Saturday, May 31, 2014, a who's who among the nation's growing Muslim community, are set to attend a black-tie gala to celebrate recipients of this year's Golden Minaret Awards. The affair, to be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel & Resort in Washington, D.C., is expected to attract hundreds of guests including tech executives, political leaders and diplomats. Like the Oscars, the Golden Minaret Awards is also set to be filmed and broadcast online to millions in the United States and internationally.
(DALLAS, TX, 5/29/14) -- On Friday May, 30 and Saturday, May 31, the North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NTX) will partner with a group of young Muslim activists, called Enlightened Generations, to host a panel discussion and a walk to raise awareness about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim discrimination and hate crimes in our society.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/28/14) -- On Saturday, May 31, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will launch a new legal advocacy project called the Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic. The monthly clinics will provide free legal advice in areas such as civil rights, housing, family law, immigration, and employment.
What was the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office thinking when it scheduled John Guandolo to conduct a terrorism threat training session next week? Guandolo resigned from the FBI after it was revealed that he had a sexual relationship with a confidential source. Since then, he has been making a living peddling Muslim conspiracy theories. (Read more)
(TEMPE, AZ, 5/12/14) -- The Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) in conjunction with Islamic Community Center of Tempe held the first ever "Day of Justice" event this past weekend.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/12/14) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today announced that its board chair Kausar Hussain has received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM). CAPM is a state agency created by the Minnesota Legislature to advise the governor on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
The second week of May included several congressional victories and prospects for the American Muslim community and all those people of conscience who support civil liberties and human rights for all people.
(BALTIMORE, MD, 5/8/14) -- Zainab Chaudry, chair of the Maryland outreach office of CAIR, earlier this week provided training on threat and security assessment at houses of worship to law enforcement and community members at the Coalition Opposed to Violence and Extremism's (COVE) 2014 Hate Crimes Summit held at Towson University in Maryland.
(CLEVELAND, OH, 5/7/14) - On Sunday May 11, the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) will hold its twelfth annual civil rights banquet with the theme "Faith in Freedom" at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Independence, Ohio.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/5/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that a Muslim wrestler at the University at Buffalo in New York has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to wear a beard he believes is required by his faith.
(NEW YORK, NY, 4/28/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) held its 1st Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) this past Friday and Saturday at the CUNY School of Law in Long Island City, Queens.
(NEW YORK, NY, 4/28/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed a street naming ceremony for Salman Hamdani Way on 204th street in Bayside, Queens in honor of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, the 23-year-old certified EMT and NYPD cadet who lost his life as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks.