Chicago Cubs and Chicago Muslim Organizations Agree to Work Together Against Islamophobia

Our initial meeting with Cubs management, which included Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman, Tom Ricketts, was a frank and open discussion of Islamophobia, its impact, and the harm Islamophobia acts create. Mr. Ricketts extended his apology for the harm caused by the emails, and, in turn, we provided the Cubs management and him with an overview [...]

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6/7/17 – CIOGC supports Senate resolution to protect immigrants and refugees

CIOGC joined the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Chicago office (CAIR-Chicago) for a press conference on June 5 to address Senate Resolution 0404 (SR0404), which would end state funding on federal immigration mandates. This resolution provides that the state of Illinois would cease expending state resources for the enforcement of federal immigration laws. Senator Daniel Biss, who [...]

By |2017-06-07T18:07:11-05:00June 7th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

4/5/17 – Community members gain insight at Know Your Rights training

On Wednesday, March 29, a panel of immigration lawyers and activists gathered at the Downtown Islamic Center to offer a Know Your Rights presentation to a collection of concerned immigrants and citizens. Among the panelists presenting were Sufyan Sohel, Deputy Director of CAIR-Chicago, Seemi Choudry, Director of the Mayor's Office of New Americans, and Ruth [...]

By |2017-04-05T17:03:29-05:00April 5th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

3/22/17 – CIOGC presents on IMAD at Northeastern Illinois University

On March 14, CIOGC Programs Coordinator Walid Sankari presented on CIOGC volunteer opportunities for a recently resurgent Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago. Alongside CAIR-Chicago’s Research Coordinator, Tauseef Akbar, the two representatives explained the nature of their Islamic non-profit work and developmental opportunities for Muslim students through volunteer work therein. [...]

By |2017-03-22T14:53:44-05:00March 22nd, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

3/9/17 – Muslim community presents concerns at DHS roundtable meeting

While CIOGC has regularly participated in the quarterly roundtable meetings with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), their recent meeting prompted many more questions about President Trump’s executive orders. The quarterly meetings have been held in the Chicago area for almost a decade and are currently coordinated by Kareem Shora, Chief of the Section of [...]

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2/8/17 – CIOGC, Senator Durbin, legal community address #MuslimBan

By Husnaa Vhora Over 800 hundred people filed into Islamic Foundation in Villa Park on Sunday, February 5 to learn “How to challenge the #MuslimBan." The ban, which President Donald Trump served as an executive order late last month, restricts incoming travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, including refugees from war-torn Syria. Attendees of the event [...]

By |2017-02-08T19:19:51-06:00February 8th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/1/17 – Chicago Muslim community protest #MuslimBan at O’Hare

By Walid Sankari The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Syrian Community Network, Mosque Foundation, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), CAIR-Chicago, Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago, Center for Islamic Teachings and Community Development (CITCD), Jewish Voice for Peace - Chicago, and hundreds of others united to protest President Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan at [...]

By |2017-02-01T17:16:00-06:00February 1st, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

1/4/17 – Join Jan. 14 march and rally in defense of vulnerable communities

Less than one week before Inauguration Day, on Saturday, January 14 at 10am, thousands of immigrant and refugee labor and community leaders and allies will participate in a "Platform for Resistance" march and rally in defense of vulnerable communities facing hateful attacks and policies. The march and rally will display unity against the criminalization, mass [...]

By |2017-01-04T20:57:52-06:00January 4th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

12/14/16 – Chicago Muslims, religious leaders urge protection of civilians in Aleppo

With eastern Aleppo under intense attack, civilians including women and children are being executed by Syrian government forces. The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) and the Syrian American Council (SAC) held a press conference on December 13 to call for urgent action to guarantee protection and safe passage of tens of thousands [...]

By |2016-12-14T18:07:05-06:00December 14th, 2016|E-News Articles|0 Comments

12/7/16 – Islamic Foundation hosts community Town Hall on US election

The Islamic Foundation in Villa Park recently held a Community Forum and Town Hall to discuss ways to cope after the results of the 2016 U.S. elections; and learn how to be more civically engaged. The forum hosted a panel of speakers including Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR Chicago, Azam Nizamuddin, a lawyer and [...]

By |2016-12-07T19:18:01-06:00December 7th, 2016|E-News Articles|0 Comments