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Jehan Hakim

Chair, The Yemeni Alliance Committee
San Francisco, CA

Jehan Hakim chairs The Yemeni Alliance Committee (YAC), which was formed after the first Muslim Ban (1/2017)- to support Yemeni-American communities in the Bay Area during periods of social unrest. The YAC organizes protests and actions, coordinates congressional visits, creates social media toolkits and campaigns to resist anti-Yemeni policies.

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

Jaylani Hussein

Executive Director, CAIR-MN

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.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Arts & Culture
Youth/Families, Islam, Somali Issues, Discrimination and Bigotry

Namira Islam

Co-Founder, Executive Director, MuslimARC
Detroit, MI

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.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Women's Issues, Discrimination and Bigotry, Civic Engagement, US Politics

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

Farhana Khera

Executive Director, Muslim Advocates
Bay Area, CA

Farhana Khera is the Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, a national civil rights organization, and is the first woman to lead a national Muslim organization. Prior to joining Muslim Advocates, Ms. Khera was Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights. She worked directly for Senator Russell D.

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

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

Faiza Patel

Co-Director, Brennan Center for Justice
New York City, NY

Faiza Patel serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. She has testified before Congress opposing the dragnet surveillance of Muslims, organized advocacy efforts against state laws designed to incite fear of Islam, and developed legislation creating an independent Inspector General for the NYPD. Ms.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
Surveillance, National Security, Terrorism, Immigration

Ibraham Qatabi

Legal Worker for Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative, Center for Constitutional Rights

Ibraham Qatabi is a Yemeni American political analyst and a human rights advocate and organizer. He is also a legal worker for the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Mr. Qatabi serves as a UN-U.S.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
National Security, Civil Liberties, Civic Engagement, Muslim Ban, Immigration

Qasim Rashid

National Spokesperson, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA
Washington D.C.

Qasim Rashid is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author, practicing attorney, former visiting fellow at Harvard University's Islamic Studies Program, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
Civil Liberties, Islam, Race & Racism