CAIR-Austin Attends Interfaith Vigil for Uvalde and Buffalo: An Urgent Call to Love in Action

Last Thursday, May 26th, community members from diverse backgrounds gathered at St. James Episcopal Church in Austin, TX to pray and mourn for the victims of the devastating mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX in recent weeks. Shaimaa Zayan, CAIR-TX Austin & DFW (CAIR-TX) Community Relations Coordinator attended the program. During the vigil, representatives from local faith communities reflected on loss, grief, and the moral obligation to take action in the wake of such tragedies. In addition to faith leaders, there were also teachers, students, and local school administrators in attendance, who spoke about the changing experience of…

Securing Our Masjids: Security Training in Austin - CAIR-Texas

  Protecting houses of worship, schools, and our institutions is a tremendous responsibility and reality in the wake of increased gun violence in the U.S. American Muslims have an increased threat due to growing Islamophobia and history of targeting Muslim institutions. Join us for a "Securing Our Masjid" workshop with Muslim Police Sergeant Sam Mohamad. WHAT:Securing Our Masjids: Security Training in Austin WHEN:Friday, June 3rd at 8:30 P.M. (After Maghrib) WHERE: Islamic Society of Greater Austin 5110 Manor Rd, Austin TX 78723 Click Here to Register for Free (Helps us Manage Number of Participants)... Trainer: Police Captain Sam Mohamad & Executive…

Hate Crimes & Bullying in Texas: Know Your Rights Workshop at McKinney Masjid

Join McKinney Islamic Centerfor community pot-luck night, where we will have civil rights activist from CAIR-Dallas giving an important workshop titled "Hate Crimes & Bullying in Texas." This Know Your Rights workshop will discuss Islamophobia, how to deal with bullying in public schools and educate the community about our rights. WHAT: Hate Crimes & Bullying in Texas: Know Your Rights WorkshopWHERE: McKinney Islamic Center2940 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney TX, 75070WHEN: Friday, July 15th at 8:30 P.M. (After Maghrib) Presenter: Executive Director Faizan Syed of CAIR-Texas Austin & DFW Read Full Bio of Speaker Click Here... Community Pot-Luck and Light Refreshment Served As American Muslims, we are grateful…

We're Hiring: Texas Civil Rights Attorney

Civil Rights Attorney OVERVIEW: Title: Civil Rights Attorney Job Type: Attorney Schedule Type: Full-Time Practice Areas: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties (Religious Freedom), Employment, National Security, Open Government, and Police Practices, Corrections Location: Dallas, TX or Austin, TX The Position/Role: We seek a full-time Civil Rights Attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and serving diverse communities. We are looking for a motivated individual with a strong passion for public interest law and experience in representing discriminated individuals in front of administrative bodies/tribunals and courts. The candidate will be expected to identify, strategize, and use creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address systematic issues facing…