What is CAIR DFW

 

The CAIR-TX, DFW Chapter was formed in 1998 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-deductible, grassroots advocacy and civil rights organization. The national headquarters for CAIR is in Washington, D.C. and there are nearly 30 affiliated CAIR chapters across America. CAIR was first established to promote an accurate image of Islam and Muslims in America and has evolved into the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. 

 
 

MISSION

CAIR-DFW exists to educate, advocate, and mobilize towards a more just society. 

History

CAIR-DFW is one of 35 CAIR chapters that exist throughout the United States. Learn more about CAIR's history by visiting this page:

CAIR's Principles

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  1. CAIR supports free enterprise, freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

  2. CAIR is committed to protecting the civil rights of all Americans, regardless of faith.

  3. CAIR supports domestic policies that promote civil rights, diversity and freedom of religion.

  4. CAIR opposes domestic policies that limit civil rights, permit racial, ethnic or religious profiling, infringe on due process, or that prevent Muslims and others from participating fully in American civic life.
     
  5. CAIR is a natural ally of groups, religious or secular, that advocate justice and human rights in America and around the world.
     
  6. CAIR supports foreign policies that help create free and equitable trade, encourage human rights and promote representative government based on socio-economic justice.
     
  7. CAIR believes the active practice of Islam strengthens the social and religious fabric of our nation.
     
  8. CAIR condemns all acts of violence against civilians by any individual, group or state.
     
  9. CAIR advocates dialogue between faith communities both in America and worldwide.
     
  10. CAIR supports equal and complementary rights and responsibilities for men and women.
 

 

CAIR-DFW created the following departments to fulfill its mission to Educate, Advocate, and Mobilize towards a more just society: 

 
 
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Contact

cr@cairdfw.org - (469)998-CAIR

Civil Rights Department

  • Educates by offering Know Your Rights, Islam 101, and Community Safety trainings. 
     
  • Advocates by dealing with FBI profiling, immigration civil rights violations, hate crime cases, employment discrimination, and harassment incidents on behalf American Muslims and Muslims in America. 
     
  • Mobilizes community members and institutions to become more involved in civic life and social justice causes. 
 
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Contact

ga@cairdfw.org - (469)998-CAIR

Government Affairs department

  • Educates by offering policy and political  education, candidates forums, Know Your Government presentations, and Meet Your Rep training. 
     
  • Advocates by organizing Texas Capitol Day, National Day of Advocacy, Immigrants Rights advocacy activities and local policy-related campaigns.
     
  • Mobilizes by organizing voter registration drive campaigns and developing alliances with like-minded organizations 
 

Contact

communications@cairdfw.org - (469)998-CAIR

Communications Department

  • Educates by offering media training programs for communities and youth, developing educational experiences for those working with media.  
     
  • Advocates by developing positive messaging campaigns about Islam & Muslims, positive relationships with local media agencies and personnel, and facilitate speaking opportunities for  Muslim authorities in different fields. 
     
  • Mobilizes by creating  social media campaigns to respond to callas of action related to CAIR’s mission. 
 
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Contact

cd@cairdfw.org - (469)998-CAIR

Community Development Department

Advocates by organizing special interest groups (medical, legal, etc.) to promote their interests within institutions representing their interest and facilitating the development of desperately needed services - such as psychosocial services amongst refugees. 

Educates by offering youth leadership trainings, internships, externships, Know Your Rights trainings for refugees and youth and Community Safety trainings. 

Mobilizes communities and MSAs for specific causes.

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Dallas, TX, 75243