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Zahra Billoo

Executive Director, CAIR-SFBA
Bay Area, CA

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Zahra Billoo uses her platform at CAIR's Bay Area chapter to work with local Muslim communities in advocacy efforts.

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Zahra Billoo is a civil rights attorney and the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). As such, she leads the oldest CAIR chapter in the country, serving the Bay Area's 250,000 Muslims. Ms. Billoo facilitates trainings and workshops as a part of CAIR’s grassroots efforts to empower the American Muslim community and build bridges with allies on civil rights issues. She also provides direct legal services for victims of law enforcement targeting and Islamophobia. 

At the onset of 2017, Ms. Billoo joined the speaker lineup at the Women’s March on Washington and sued Donald Trump to challenge his “Muslim Ban” Executive Orders. Her work has been highlighted in local and national media outlets including the Christian Science Monitor, KTVU, MSNBC, NPR, and the San Jose Mercury News. Ms. Billoo graduated Cum Laude from California State University, Long Beach with degrees in Human Resources Management and Political Science and earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Topics

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence

Issue Areas

Discrimination and Bigotry, US Politics