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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

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

Maya M. Berry

Executive Director, Arab American Institute (AAI)

Maya Berry is Executive Director of the Arab American Institute (AAI), steering the Institute's policy agenda.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Surveillance, Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, Discrimination and Bigotry, National Security, Arab Issues, Civic Engagement

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

Masih Ali Fouladi

Executive Director, CAIR-WA
Seattle, WA

Masih Fouladi is an Advocacy Manager at the Greater Los Angeles Office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA). He manages CAIR-LA’s Advocacy Team which includes the civil rights, policy, community organizing, leadership, and outreach departments.

  • National Security/Law
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Discrimination and Bigotry, National Security, Civil Liberties, Immigration, Muslim Ban, Bullying

Jehan Hakim

Community Advocate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus

Jehan Hakim serves as a Community Advocate with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus. Formerly, she was the President of the California Chapter of the American Association of Yemeni Students and Professionals (AAYSP). At AAYSP she led a board of six members where, together with the Yemeni American community, they promoted education and professional development.

  • National Security/Law
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Discrimination and Bigotry, National Security, Immigration, Muslim Ban

Deepa Iyer

Senior Fellow, Center for Social Inclusion
Washington, DC

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American writer, lawyer, and racial justice advocate. Ms. Iyer’s areas of expertise include the post 9/11 America experiences of South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh immigrants, national security and immigration policies, and racial equity and solidarity practices. 

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, National Security, Discrimination and Bigotry, US Politics, Race and Racism

Taif Jany

Policy Coordinator, Young Elected Officials Network

Taif Jany was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. At age 16, he fled the sectarian civil conflict in the country and sought refuge in Damascus, Syria. Jany arrived in the United States at age 18 to attend Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he studied sociology and French.

  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
US Politics, Civic Engagement, Immigration, Muslim Ban, Discrimination and Bigotry, Race and Racism

Shayan Modarres

Legal Council, National Iranian American Council
Washington D.C.

Shayan Modarres is civil rights activist and trial lawyer.

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
Civil Liberties, Immigration, Muslim Ban, US Politics, Race & Racism

Avideh Moussavian

Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
Washington D.C.

Avideh Moussavian serves as a Senior Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), an organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights & opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members. Avideh Moussavian’s advocacy at NILC focuses on reducing the vulnerability of low-income immigrants to deportation on account of their race, class, or gender.

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
Immigration, Muslim Ban, National Security, Civil Liberties, Race & Racism