2017 Year in Review
Assalamoalikum- Peace be on you !
We are proud of our vibrant and resilient community that has risen to the challenge with dignity, grace, and immense courage to defend and protect rights of all. We dedicate this year to our allies and friends that stepped forward and stood by in solidarity.
On behalf of the staff, interns, volunteers, and the board we thank you for the fellowship and support, which has been source of strength. It has been our honor and privilege to serve our community everyday.
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CAIR-Alabama has been fighting for you and since our founding in 2015 we have,
Handled over 100 calls seeking civil rights assistance
Educated and reached over 3000 people by visiting churches, mosques, schools, institutions, colleges, through our Islam 101 talks, Islamophobia workshops, Know Your Rights trainings, immigrant rights discussions, and diversity trainings.
Provided assistance to those traveling or otherwise affected by the Muslim Ban 1.0, 2.0, 3.0. 4.0 and educated the community through timely information.
Led Civic Engagement campaigns to reach over 1000 Muslims in Alabama, provided information on candidates, ballot measures to keep the community informed of their rights as voters.
Represented Alabama Muslims on the Capitol Hill met with state representatives about issues facing Alabama Muslims.
Built partnerships with other advocacy groups to challenge growing Islamophobia in our state, and by holding candidates running for office accountable.
Reached over 50,000 through print and broadcast media.
In our quest to be a leading advocate; a voice for justice and equal rights, we found inspiration and support in you.
We have served and represented the Muslim community in court, in the halls of Congress, and on the public square. We have held our representatives accountable. We have challenged those who lie and mislead about Islam and Muslims. We have been a resource for those seeking legal assistance. We've stood in solidarity for equal justice for all.
I am proud of all that our dedicated team has accomplished and the impact we've made in 2017. InshaAllah (God Willing) with your trust and continued support we are going to be a formidable force in the next.