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Hina Shamsi

Director of National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union
New York, NY

Hina Shamsi is the director of the ACLU National Security Project, which is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights.

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

Sirine Shebaya

Senior Staff Attorney, Muslim Advocates
Washington D.C.

Sirine Shebaya is a Senior Staff Attorney with Muslim Advocates. Prior to joining Muslim Advocates, she spent many years advocating for the civil rights of immigrants and other communities of color.

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

Sim J. Singh

National Advocacy Manager, Sikh Coalition
Washington D.C.

Sim J. Singh is the National Advocacy Manager for the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States, and works on advocacy issues that challenge political rhetoric against immigrant and minority communities. Singh’s work focuses on grassroots and national advocacy against hate crime, school bullying, employer discrimination, and racial profiling.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • US Politics
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Sikhism, Racial/Religious Profiling, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, National Security, Discrimination and Bigotry, US Politics, Race & Racism

Simran Jeet Singh

Senior Religion Fellow, Sikh Coalition
New York City, NY

Simran Jeet Singh is an award-winning educator, writer, activist, and scholar who believes deeply that love, equity, and justice are closely intertwined. 

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • US Politics
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Sikhism, Discrimination and Bigotry, Islam, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, Race & Racism, Racial/Religious Profiling, Bigotry, National Security, US Politics, Interfaith Relations

Reverend Ron Stief

Executive Director, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Washington D.C.

Reverend Ron Stief, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is the executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, an interfaith organization of more than 325 religious organizations committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture, the torture of solitary confinement, and anti-Muslim bigotry.

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

Khurrum Wahid

National Chair, Emgage USA

Khurrum Wahid is a pivotal founding member and current National Chair of Emerge USA, a national nonprofit civic engagement organization with chapters in 6 states. Emerge works to empower “emerging majority” communities, with a focus on Muslim Americans, to participate in community and public service. Mr.

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
Civic Engagement, US Politics, National Security

Arti Walker-Peddakotla

Leader, Veterans for American Ideals / Human Rights First
Chicago, IL

Arti Walker-Peddakolta is a Senior Product Manager at a non-profit tech company, a former Microbiologist, and a US Army veteran.

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
National Security, US Politics, Immigration, Women's Issues, Military