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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

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, LGBTQ 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

Marya Bangee

Executive Director, Harness

Marya is the Executive Director of Harness, an organization that works within Hollywood to center the narratives of marginalized communities in popular culture. She is also the Founder and CEO of SILA Consulting, a social impact firm that brings together entertainment, philanthropy, and social movements to drive social change.

  • Arts & Culture
Civic Engagement, Arts

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

Aizzah Fatima

Actress / Playwright, Dirty Paki Lingerie
New York, NY

Aizzah Fatima is a New York City based writer and actor.

  • Arts & Culture
Arts, Islam, Women's Issues

Malik Gillani

Founding Executive Director, Silk Road Rising
Chicago, IL

Malik Gillani is Founding Executive Director of Silk Road Rising, a theatre company located in downtown Chicago dedicated to presenting plays written by individuals of Asian and Middle Eastern descent. He brings extensive experience in producing, management, and business development to the position.

  • Arts & Culture
Arts, Civic Engagement, LGBTQ

Umar Hakim

Executive Director, Intellect Love Mercy Foundation

Umar A. Hakim serves as Executive Director of the Intellect Love Mercy Foundation, which seeks to empower underprivileged youth and adults through life skills education. After a 13 year career in telecommunications, Mr. Hakim became an urban social entrepreneur in order to prioritize his commitment to social and community service.

  • Arts & Culture
  • Lifestyle & Living
Homelessness, Youth Diversion, Community Accountability, Leadership Development