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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.
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.
An ordained minister, Rev. Jennifer Butler is the founding Executive Director of Faith in Public Life and chair of the White House Council on Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships. Before leading FPL, Reverend Butler spent ten years working in the field of international human rights representing the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the United Nations.
Sarah Cochran's current work in legislation involves training minority (American Muslim) communities in advocacy, educating lawmakers and constituents on legislative priorities and policy issues, preparing briefs for legislative hearings, and building relationships with elected officials.
Maha Elgenaidi is the founder of Islamic Networks Group (ING), a non-profit organization with affiliates around the country that are pursuing peace and countering all forms of bigotry through education and interfaith engagement while working within the framework of the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and pluralism.
Margari Aziza Hill is an adjunct professor, blogger, editor, and freelance writer. She is the co-Founder and Programming Director of MuslimARC, the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, an organization focusing on Education for Liberation. After converting to Islam in 1993, her life experiences as a Black American woman have informed her research and writing on Islam, education, race, and gender.
Jaylani Hussein is the executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). He previously worked as the Community Liaison Officer at Metro State University and as a Planner for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. He also created Zeila Consultants to develop and offer cross-cultural training workshops on East African cultures. Mr.
Namira Islam is a poverty lawyer and graphic designer. She is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), a faith-based human rights education organization which focuses on racial justice.
Sapreet Kaur is the Executive Director of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States. While focused on the overall strategy and direction of the organization, Ms.