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From Ignorance to Action – March 27, 2017

You are invited to attend a Panel Discussion titled : From Ignorance to Action
 
When: Monday, March 27, 2017 – 7-8:30 p.m. 
Where: Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
 
Featuring: Panel of speakers: Wiam Yunus, Sarah Jameela Martin, Christine Mohammad. 
 

This panel discussion featuring speakers from the Pittsburgh Muslim communities will give local residents a chance to learn about the life experiences of Muslims and refugees, ask questions, and gain greater understanding about how changing current events and policies are affecting our community. 

From Ignorance to Action is a project of Jewish Voice for Peace Pittsburgh and supported in part by a 100 Days of US award from The Sprout Fund. This speaking panel was created in collaboration with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR Pittsburgh Chapter.



81 Organizations Issue Statement Opposing a Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation

The document below has been signed by 81 organizations opposing Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation.

 

 

Coalition Statement Terrorism Designation FINAL



Know Your Rights – March 4 – Indiana PA

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Know Your Rights in the Wake of Trump’s EOs

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Upcoming Events

January 21 – Know Your Immigration Rights

January 29 – Know Your Civil Rights

February 11 – Know Your Rights in School – Anti-Bullying presentation for children and parents



Know Your Immigration Rights – Jan 21

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Know Your Civil Rights Presentation – Jan 29

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Countering Islamophobia workshop – Oct 15, 2016

On Oct 15, 2016 our chapter had a successful workshop on Countering Islamophobia presented by Corey Saylor of CAIR DC office, who heads the department of Islamophobia Research and he recently came out with a report “Confronting Fear,” in partnership with University of California, Berkeley, which explores the funding that go into the Islamophobia machinery that exists in America. In his presentation he outlined what the Muslim community needs to do counter that machinery, by being more proactive and being in the forefront doing more humanity work, and be a part of the fabric of this country. His 1 ½ hr presentation culminated in intense Q and A session. The event was attended by community members of all faiths. CAIR staff and Board members would like to thank the ICP board in helping us organize the event. Thank you Br. Corey Saylor for the beautiful presentation.

 

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Pittsburgh police arrest Hazelwood man in shooting of cab driver who claims it was hate crime

Read the full story HERE.



Media Relations Workshop

CAIR Pittsburgh held a workshop at MCCGP on Saturday morning to enable community members and organizations alike to be more engaged in presenting the correct message and image of Islam through the various local media sources. Ibraheem Hooper, CAIR National’s Communication Director, led the group in an informative and enlightening manner. The program consisted of a thorough presentation with Q&A, an on-your-feet response demo for hot / difficult topics, interest group discussions / face time with Brother Ibrahim, and drafting individual plans for media involvement. It was a fun and interactive morning.

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