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Dr. Debbie Almontaser

Board President, Muslim Community Network
Brooklyn, NY

Dr.

  • 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

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

Sarah Basha

Conflict Resolution Practitioner, Mediator

Sarah Basha is co-founder and President of a Washington DC based non-profit devoted to conflict resolution, routinely designing simulation based training workshops for clients such as the Department of State, the US Army and various media and academic institutions.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
Interfaith Relations, Health, Women's Issues

Zahra Billoo

Executive Director, CAIR-SFBA
Bay Area, CA

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.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Discrimination and Bigotry, US Politics

Reverend Dr. Chloe Breyer

Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York
New York, NY

Since 2007, the Rev. Chloe Breyer has directed The Interfaith Center of New York, a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works with hundreds of grassroots religious leaders from diverse faith traditions to catalyze partnerships with civic officials to resolve social problems plaguing New York City. Issues include police reform, immigration concerns, and domestic violence.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Immigration
Discrimination and Bigotry, Interfaith Relations, Women's Issues, Immigration, Civil Liberties

Reverend Jennifer Butler

Executive Director, Faith in Public Life

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.

  • Religion & Interfaith
Interfaith Relations, Discrimination and Bigotry, Christianity/Catholicism

Jordan Denari Duffner

Author, Bridge Initiative Associate
Washington D.C.

Jordan Denari Duffner is a leading Catholic voice on Muslim-Christian relations and Islamophobia. She is the author ofFinding Jesus among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic, and her forthcoming book on Islamophobia is slated for publication in 2020.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • US Politics
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Christianity/Catholicism, Interfaith Relations, Discrimination and Bigotry

Maha Elgenaidi

Founder, Islamic Networks Group
Bay Area, CA

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.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Discrimination and Bigotry, Interfaith Relations, Islam, Bullying

Margari Hill

Co-Founder, Programming Director, MuslimARC
Los Angeles, CA

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.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture
  • Lifestyle & Living
Women's Issues, Youth/Families, Race and Racism, Islam