COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS OF ARIZONA

Defend. Educate. Empower

aka CAIR-Arizona   |   Mesa, AZ   |  https://cair-az.org

Mission

CAIR-Arizona is an organization dedicated to providing education, pursuing justice, foster understanding of Islam and protecting civil liberties. Through empowering our local community through our educational programs, as well as processing civil rights cases - we ensure that these valuable liberties are protected for all.

Notes from the nonprofit

Nonprofit 501(c)3 status restored by the IRS, as of 08/12.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Dr. Yasir Shareef

Main address

1819 S. Dobson Rd Suite 214

Mesa, AZ 85202 USA

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EIN

86-1045521

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Minority Rights (R22)

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Our programs

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Civil Rights Protection

Through this program, we ensure case intake from our community at large on issues concerning Islamophobia, discrimination, harassment and other issues.

Population(s) Served
Muslims

Through our "Know Your Rights" seminars, we are able to empower our local population on issues they may encounter with law-enforcement, while traveling or in school. We are granted rights under the Constitution, however our seminars serve as a reminder of how to best exercise those rights.

Population(s) Served

Our organization offers a wide array of presentations based on different challenges facing the civil rights environment. We hold conferences in academic environments touching upon these issues as well - topics such as Islamophobia, civil rights violations, dealing with media perceptions of Muslims are just a few of the topics.

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Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to ensure that the impact of anti-Islam rhetoric is minimized - and to help foster a greater understanding of Islam and Muslims to the public at large. In the realm of civil rights, we strive to expand our ability to take on cases through a wider geographic region - as we serve a very large geographic area. We would also like to be a training hub for organizations that need assistance with media training, rights trainings, or Islamophobia trainings in the Southwest.

Through fiscal responsibility, lean management and the support of our community - we will incrementally expand these programs to achieve these lofty goals. The message of our organization is universal in its nature - striving to protect Constitutional rights and to stand up against prejudice; as we continue our seminars, our building of alliances and through outreach - our goals will be realized.

We have a strong, dedicated board of directors, staff and growing list of volunteers and supporters who can help achieve these goals. We are fiscally viable and responsible, therefore will ensure that funds are used in a manner that will realize the goals of protecting rights and providing education.

Thus far, we have taken on a staff - Civil Rights Coordinator, and have launched successful scholarship grant and internship programs. We have also expanded our base of support greatly in this last year. As we move forward into 2014, we would like to expand our staff which will in turn increase our ability to execute more programs and services, as well as outreach. Our ability to have legal representation in house is a medium-term goal - and this will only come through funding the organization moving forward.

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COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS OF ARIZONA

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Yasir Shareef

CAIR-AZ

Term: 2015 -

David Chami

Raees Mohamed

Azza Abuseif