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Engy Abdelkader

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; U.N. & Foreign Policy studies at Rutger's University

Engy Abdelkader is a faculty member at Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she teaches seminars on civil liberties and national security as well as terrorism and human rights.

  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Terrorism, Discrimination and Bigotry, Islam, National Security, Immigration, Women's Issues

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed

Campaign Strategist,
Los Angeles, CA

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles. She currently is a Campaign Strategist at the Asian American new media organizing group Taz was honored in 2016 as White House Champion of Change for AAPI Art and Storytelling.

  • Arts & Culture
Arts, Women's Issues

Fahd Ahmed

Executive Director, Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM)

Fahd Ahmed is currently the Executive Director of DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving) of New York City, where he has served in various capacities since 2000. DRUM has mobilized and built the leadership of thousands of low-income, South Asian immigrants to lead social and policy change that impacts their own lives, from immigrant rights to education reform, civil rights, and worker’s justice.

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, National Security, US Politics, South Asian Issues

Madihha Ahussain

Special Counsel for Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Muslim Advocates
Bay Area, CA

Madihha Ahussain serves as a staff attorney at Muslim Advocates and plays an essential role as a member of the legal team focusing on anti-Muslim hate issues. An expert on hate crime law and a frequent guest panelist, Ms. Ahussain travels the country to speak with hate crime victims and meets with government officials to discuss policy related to civil rights and hate crimes.

  • US Politics
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, Discrimination and Bigotry, US Politics

Shannon Al-Wakeel

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Muslim Justice League
Boston, MA

Shannon Al-Wakeel is the executive director of the Muslim Justice League (MJL), a Boston-based organization advocating for human and civil rights that are threatened under national security pretexts. She was one of four Muslim women who founded MJL following federal law enforcement announcements in 2014 of a “countering violent extremism” pilot program targeting Boston.

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
Surveillance, Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, National Security, US Politics, Discrimination and Bigotry

Dr. Debbie Almontaser

Board President, Muslim Community Network
Brooklyn, NY


  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Muslim Ban, Yemen, Interfaith Relations, Women's Issues, Youth/Families, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, Discrimination and Bigotry, Race and Racism

Rooj Alwazir

Co-Founder, SupportYemen Media Co-op
New York City, NY

Rooj Alwazir is a Yemeni American independent filmmaker and photographer based in New York and the co-founder of SupportYemen Media Co-op, where she and her friends have directed and produced over 10 social-issue based films.

  • Immigration
  • Arts & Culture
Arts, Immigration, Discrimination and Bigotry, Yemen, Muslim Ban

Urooj Arshad

Director, International Youth Health and Rights Programs
Washington, DC

Urooj Arshad currently serves as the Director of International Youth Health and Rights Programs at Advocates for Youth, where she helps build the capacity of youth-driven organizations in the global south and east. She also manages a project focused on building the capacity of organizations working in the U.S with Muslim youth around sexual education, reproductive health, and rights. Ms.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture
  • Lifestyle & Living
Women's Issues, Youth/Families, Discrimination and Bigotry, Islam, LGBTQ, Health

Donna Auston

Doctoral Candidate / Instructor, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Donna Auston is an anthropologist, writer, and activist whose body of work focuses on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, media representation, and Islam in America. Her dissertation is an ethnographic exploration of Black Muslim activism and spiritual protest in the Black Lives Matter era.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture
Islam, Discrimination and Bigotry, Civil Liberties, Race & Racism, Gender

Sahar F. Aziz

Professor of Law, Rutgers University Law School

Sahar F. Aziz is a Professor of Law, Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, and Middle East and Legal Studies Scholar at Rutgers University Law School.  Professor Aziz’s scholarship examines intersections of national security, race, and civil rights with a focus on the adverse impact of national security laws and policies on racial, ethnic, and religious minorities in the U.S.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
National Security, North African Issues, Middle East, Women's Issues, Terrorism. Discrimination and Bigotry, Civil Liberties