Who We Are

Our Purpose

Defending Rights, Defeating Intolerance

Our Vision

To be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

Our Mission

To enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR-Oklahoma is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. Established in 2006 by a group of local Muslims, CAIR-Oklahoma serves the entire state of Oklahoma through its Oklahoma City office. CAIR-Oklahoma is a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group with chapters nationwide. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Staff

Veronica Laizure

Civil Rights Director

Anna Facci

Government Affairs Director

Shehla Fazili

2017 Community Outreach Fellow

Interns

Zoya Sattar

Winter 2017 Intern

Sana Mesiya

Spring 2017 Intern

Mauree Turner

Spring 2017 Intern

Aubrey DeClercq

Summer 2017 Legal Intern

Aiza Skelton

Summer 2017 Legal Intern

Jorj Chisam-Majid

Summer 2017 Intern

Fahina Chowdhury

Summer 2017 Intern

Board Members

Tariq Sattar

Board Chair

Ismat AlMouhtaseb

Board Treasurer

Nadira Choudry

Board Secretary

Raja’ee Fatihah

Board Vice Chair

Tania Farzeen Mian

Board Member

Mikael Deems Bryant

Board Member

Taha Syed

Board Member

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