We were recognized by over 70 elected officials at our 25th Anniversary for our work and accomplishments!
See the letters and videos: Recognition From Elected Officials
(Note: items included are from 2011-2017.)
2017: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director was profiled by the East Bay Times as part of its Women’s History Month coverage of “exceptional Bay Area women.”
2017: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director received the M. Shanara Gilbert Human Rights Award from the Society of American Law Teachers.
2017: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director received a Public Interest Achievement Award from the South Asian Bar Association of North America.
2017: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director received a ChangeMaker Award from South Asian Americans Leading Together.
2017: CAIR-LA received the K.W. Lee Spirit Award from the K.W. Lee Center for Leadership for being an unsung hero that is dedicated to advocating for social justice for the underdog.
2017: CAIR-LA was honored with the Social Justice Award by the Democratic Party of Orange County at the party’s largest event of the year, the 23rd Annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner.
2017: CAIR-LA was given the Community Partner Award by the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) at its Annual Meeting of the Members for all of their efforts in partnering with JABA to put together various events surrounding Executive Order 9066.
2016: CAIR-LA Executive Director recognized at the inaugural Arab American Heritage Month hosted by the City of Anaheim. The award was in recognition of his 20 years of service and contributions to the development of the City of Anaheim through CAIR-LA’s work.
2016: CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam named among the “Most Influential 2016” by the OC Register.
2015: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Government Relations Coordinator was named among California Assembly District 25’s Community Heroes by Assemblymember Kansen Chu.
2015: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area received the Yuri Kochiyama Impact Award from the Asian Law Caucus.
2014: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director received an Unsung Hero Award from the National Lawyers Guild-SF Chapter.
2015: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director was given the Power of Voice award by Access Sacramento.
2014: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Government Relations Consultant and CAIR-Calif. Board Secretary received an Asian Pacific Islander American Leadership Award from Calif. Assembly Member Bob Wieckowski.
2014: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director was featured in Comstock Magazine as one of a group of young professionals helping shape the future of the Sacramento Valley.
2014: CAIR-Los Angeles’ Communications Coordinator received a “Women Making a Difference” award from Calif. State Senator Lou Correa.
2014: CAIR-Los Angeles Public Affairs Coordinator was recognized among the “Future 50” by the Interreligious Council of Southern California.
2013: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area received the “Fred Korematsu Civil Rights” award from American Muslim Voice Foundation.
2013: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director received an Asian Pacific Islander American Leadership Award from CA Assembly Member Bob Wieckowski.
misinformation about cair
CAIR is a high-profile organization that represents a minority in the United States that is often treated as suspect and frequently subjected to discrimination. We recognize that this public profile, along with our community’s current struggle to find full acceptance in our nation’s pluralistic landscape, will draw the ire of nativists, bigots, and those who seek to profit from the Islamophobic “fear industry.”
Therefore, we have summarized the most common rumors about our organization and offer a fuller picture of these issues: Dispelling Rumors About CAIR.