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Welcome to the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR-Ohio

As-Salaamu Alaykum. Peace be with you.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is a 501c3 grassroots civil rights and educational organization with 35 Chapters in the United States and Canada.

Our Cleveland Chapter serves Northern Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Mansfield, and Toledo. We function as a clearinghouse for issues related to Islam and Muslims in Northern Ohio. Each day we strive to advocate for justice and mutual understanding. Our mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Our work covers three broad areas: civil rights advocacy, educational outreach, and public relations. 

Civil Rights Advocacy

Our civil rights team handles cases of alleged religious, national origin and ethnic discrimination. Our experienced in-house attorneys have successfully resolved numerous cases of discrimination involving public accommodations, employment, bank account closures, green card and citizenship delays, and more. We also assist our community in reporting potential bias incidents and hate crimes. If you feel you have been discriminated against, please report your case using our on-line case intake service.

Educational Outreach

Our educational outreach team presents accurate information on Islam and Muslims to an array of organizations including hospitals, schools, social service agencies, law enforcement, religious and civic groups, and members of the general public. Over the years we have provided presentations to hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals. Presentation topics include:

  • Understanding Islam and Muslims 101
  • Optimizing Care for Muslim Patients and Clients
  • What Law Enforcement Should Know About the Muslim Community
  • Understanding Islam and Muslims for Social Service Providers
  • Understanding Islam and Muslims for Educators
  • Understanding Islam and Muslims for Employers
  • Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities
  • Islamic Perspectives on Domestic Violence
  • Focus on Women in Islam
  • Know Your Rights Workshops
  • Challenging Islamophobia Workshop: A Survival Guide
  • Profiling Islam: Faith Under Surveillance

We also provide Muslim speakers for panel discussions, interfaith prayer services, media programs, etc. If you or your organization would like to request a speaker, please use our on-line speaker request form.

Public & Media Relations

CAIR strives to present an accurate image of Islam and Muslims in the media and in public discourse. We conduct regular meetings with editorial boards, host seminars on Islam and Muslims for media professionals, and serve as a valuable resource and clearinghouse for media professionals. We strive to present reliable and timely information to journalists and to the public.

Additional Services

We provide many services to promote mutual understanding, civic and political engagement, volunteerism, and social justice. Please contact us at 216-830-2247 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

CAIR - Cleveland

2999 Payne Ave, Suite 220
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-830-2247
Fax: 216-830-2248
info@cleveland.cair.com

CAIR - Columbus

1505 Bethel Road, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: 614-451-3232
Fax: 614-451-3222
info@columbus.cair.com

CAIR - Cincinnati

10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 222
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513-281-8200
Fax: 513-281-8666
info@cincinnati.cair.com