CAIR aims to help educate and empower American Muslims through a variety of workshops in the areas of civil rights, civic engagement, media relations and more.
Civil Rights 101
Get a basic understanding of the history of civil rights in the United States and civil liberties issues affecting American Muslims.
Provides information on your rights and obligations relating to employment discrimination, harassment and accommodation.
Dealing FBI and Law Enforcement
Learn about your rights, duties and how to conduct yourself when you are stopped and questioned by FBI or law enforcement.
Student Rights and School Bullying
CAIR provides various workshops on student rights directed towards parents, K-12 students, university students, or school administrations.
Understand the FBI name check and naturalization delays affecting the American Muslim community.
Familiarize yourself with the issues relating to airport profiling and how to conduct yourself when questioned by TSA or CBP.
How to identify and counteract Islamophobia, learn the difference between hate speech and hate crimes, and how to react when confronted with either.
General guidelines on how to ensure the safety of your community.
Freedom to Worship
How communities can be better prepared when planning to construct or expand their mosques.
Learn how to safely intervene in the event that you witness a hate crime or bias incident. Learn more about hosting a Bystander Intervention Training here.
Identifying & Interrupting Microaggressions
Learn how to effectively intervene when you witness a microaggression. Participants in this training will gain the tools to identify a microaggression and will learn how to challenge, confront, and question a microaggression while being a thoughtful and proactive ally to those impacted.
Learn how to effectively engage with representatives at the local and state level, advocacy tips, the importance of networking and building coalitions, how to set up and have an effective meeting with a member of Congress, develop talking points and best practices for working with a congressional office.
Politics of Personhood
What influences our understanding of ourselves and the world around us? Learn to navigate identity, privilege, power, and justice. This workshop is for high school and college students.
Learn to identify, deconstruct and understand stereotypes and their function in shaping public perception and public policy.
Learn about American Muslim history and contributions of Muslims in American in a variety of fields.
What are the roots of Islamophobia? How does it operate in the public sphere? What can we do to challenge Islamophobic rhetoric and actions? This workshop explores the history of Islamophobia, its manifestations, and tools we can use to eradicate it.
Media Relations 101
Media is a powerful vehicle for shaping public opinion and perception. In this workshop, community members learn best practices for effective media engagement. Topics covered include: writing press releases, letters to the editor and op-eds, building media lists, pitching stories, creating effective messaging, interviewing techniques, and organizing press conferences.
Media and Islamophobia
How does Islamophobia operate in media? How do we detect and deconstruct bias and stereotypes in media? Learn how to detect bias, deconstruct Islamophobic frameworks, and use media as a tool to challenge stereotypes and put forth dynamic and diverse American Muslim narratives.