Job Announcement: Voter Engagement Coordinator

June 23, 2016

Overview: Title: Voter Engagement Coordinator Job Type: Temporary, July-December 2016 Schedule Type: Part-Time Location: Two positions available in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties Time Commitment: Part-time with occasional evenings and weekends required Duties...

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New CAIR, UC Berkeley Report Reveals Funding, Negative Impact of Islamophobic Groups in America

June 20, 2016

‘Confronting Fear’ offers four-point strategy to counter Islamophobia in the United States According to a report released today by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race...

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Bay Area Muslims Urged to Participate in Solidarity Events & Efforts Following Orlando Attacks

June 12, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today joins Muslims across the Bay Area, and our fellow Americans in grief and anger to condemn...

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Ramadan 2016: Standing United, Standing Strong

June 8, 2016

Asalamu Alaykum & Ramadan Mubarak! We’re starting this month with a hope, a vision, and an immense challenge ahead of us. We’ve seen an unprecedented spike in hate crimes and...

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Civil Rights

CAIR-LA Files Suit on Behalf of Muslim Woman Stripped of Hijab by Long Beach Police Officers

May 3, 2016

The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the filing of a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court on behalf of a Muslim...

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CAIR Attorneys, Muslim Family to Meet with Hayward School About Bullying Incident

March 23, 2016

Later today, attorneys from the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will meet with Cesar Chavez Middle School regarding an incident of bullying targeting...

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CAIR Welcomes Jail Time for Man Who Threatened to Bomb California Mosque

March 22, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today welcomed the jail time handed out to a Richmond, California, man who was sentenced Friday for...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

February 16, 2016

The first month of 2016 saw a stark uptick in the amount of FBI and JTTF visits to American Muslims in the Bay Area, especially Santa Clara and Alameda Counties....

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Action Alert: Ask California Assembly Members to Oppose Anti-BDS Legislation

June 1, 2016

Take action and oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions of Recognized Sovereign Nations or Peoples legislation – AB 2844, sponsored by Assembly Member Richard Bloom, which would prohibit public entities,...

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Assembly Bill (AB) 2845 Passes Unanimously on the California State Assembly Floor

May 31, 2016

Legislation Aims to Address Bullying of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian (AMEMSSA) Students Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 2845, authored by Assemblymember Das Williams and sponsored...

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CAIR-CA Legislative Priorities 2016

May 5, 2016

Civic engagement has been a point of focus for us at CAIR this election year. We hope to continue the momentum of Muslim Day at the Capitol over the course...

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Over 600 California Muslims Lobby State Lawmakers at 5th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

April 27, 2016

This past Monday, April 25, over 600 Muslims of all ages from across California held over 90 advocacy meetings with elected officials and their staff in Sacramento as part of...

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In the News

Anti-Muslim School Bullying: Sometimes, It’s Even the Teachers Doing It

May 18, 2016

“Oh no, the rag-head Taliban is here.” “We all think you are a terrorist.” “Is that a bomb in your backpack?” That’s a small sample of the types of comments...

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One woman’s outreach in US: ‘Meet a Muslim’ events

May 11, 2016

I am a Muslim by faith, originally from Pakistan. I ran a computer sales business for 12 years, but after the dot-com bust, business started slowing down. Then 9/11 happened...

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Yearbook Photo Misnames Student in Hijab as ‘Isis,’ Sparks Outrage

May 9, 2016

A high school is facing backlash after a caption below a yearbook photo misidentified a student wearing a hijab as “Isis.” The student at Los Osos High School, located in...

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East Bay Muslim student is called a terrorist, has hijab tugged | SJ Mercury

March 28, 2016

A 13-year-old Muslim girl said she is afraid after a Hayward classmate called her a terrorist and pulled at her hijab last week. “He asked me twice if I was...

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