About the Community Outreach Department
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. We partner regularly with faith-based, community, and social justice organizations from around the state in working together towards the common goal of improving the quality of life for all Oklahomans.
Meet Our Community Outreach Director
Community Outreach Director
Natasha Saya graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Human Relations in 2018. During her undergraduate education, Natasha was heavily involved in campus organizations, multicultural clubs and leadership programs. She served as the president of the Muslim Student Association in 2017 and has also organized many other events such as a campus-wide ‘Unity Symposium’ and a ‘No Ban, No Wall’ solidarity march during the Trump administration. Natasha has worked with several organizations and mosques in the community and was invited to speak alongside the President at the University of Oklahoma during the holiday season as a representative of the Islamic faith and holidays.
Natasha was a CAIR Oklahoma intern in 2015 and was later hired as the Community Outreach Fellow in 2017 before becoming the full-time Community Outreach Director at the beginning of 2018. She has since organized and directed all CAIR Oklahoma events and partners with other faith-based and social justice organizations to cohost community events as well. Natasha initiated a new event in 2019 to celebrate Muslim women on World Hijab Day which was a great success as CAIR Oklahoma’s first event of its kind. She has worked with national guest speakers, local leaders and mentors, the MSA’s in Oklahoma, interfaith community members, and local imams as she organizes events and represents CAIR Oklahoma.
Outside of event operations and management, Natasha oversees CAIR Oklahoma’s email database, weekly e-newsletter, and donation database. She also manages inventory and general office needs. Natasha also manages the website, social media platforms, creates social media campaigns, and produces graphics and content for advertising. She also oversees CAIR Oklahoma’s initiatives and programs for teens, college students, and young adults which include Muslim Youth Leadership Symposiums, Oklahoma Muslim Gamechangers, and the Muslim Young Professionals Network. Natasha is proud to serve the Muslim community of Oklahoma and work towards a more accepting and just community for all.
Hours of Media Coverage
Graduates of Leadership Programs
Oklahoma Muslims Tell Their Own Story With New Guide Book
CAIR-OK’s first “Guide to Islam and Muslims in Oklahoma” is a 32-page resource that includes a glossary of Muslim terms, Oklahoma Muslim demographics and information on Muslim social and civic involvement. The guide also include Islamic theology and how it relates to other faiths, plus commentary on “Islamophobia” and its effect on Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Muslims Share Message of Peace, Charity at End of Ramadan
That spirit of peace and greater understanding has gone hand-in-hand with Ramadan’s central theme of charity to those in need, said Imam Imad Enchassi, lead imam and president of Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC). “In Ramadan we focus quite a bit on spirituality and charity,” Enchassi said. “That is a global theme in Ramadan.”
Prayer Vigil Held for Victims of New Zealand Mosque Shooting
A call for healing at the Islamic Center of Greater Oklahoma City on Sunday. Faith leaders gathered for a prayer vigil to remember victims of an attack at mosques in New Zealand.