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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

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

Amrith Kaur

Legal Director, Sikh Coalition
Chicago, IL

Amrith Kaur is Legal Director of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States. In this role, she coordinates legal work and manages initiatives to protect the civil rights of all Americans in areas such as hate crimes, bullying, profiling, workplace discrimination, and religious rights.

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

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

Meira Neggaz

Executive Director, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Washington, DC

Meira Neggaz is the Executive Director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), an organization that conducts objective, solution-seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and fully contribute to democracy. There, she is responsible for the institution’s overall leadership, representation, strategy and growth.

  • US Politics
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
  • Lifestyle & Living
Discrimination and Bigotry, Youth/Families, US Politics, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes

Riham Osman

Communications Coordinator, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Washington D.C.

Based in Washington, D.C., Riham Osman directs the Muslim Public Affairs Council's (MPAC) national digital media and communications strategy. Ms. Osman works to protect the civil rights of American Muslims through the use of digital media public affairs and advocacy. Ms.

  • US Politics
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Women's Issues, Discrimination and Bigotry, Civic Engagement

Suman Raghunathan

Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together
New York City, NY

As Executive Director of SAALT, Suman Raghunathan coordinates SAALT’s efforts to amplify diverse South Asian voices advocating for progressive change in the US. Ms. Raghunathan is a passionate and seasoned immigrant rights advocate with deep connections to South Asian communities, and relationships with key partners in the racial justice and immigrant rights movements.

  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, Surveillance, South Asian Issues

Qudsia Raja

Advocacy & Policy Manager for Health and Safety, YWCA-USA

Qudsia Raja is the Policy Director at the National Domestic Violence Hotline, as well as the Advocacy & Policy Manager for Health and Safety at the Young Women's Christian Association USA, where she leads policy and legislative efforts on violence against women. She has 15 years of combined experience doing policy and direct service work in the Anti-Violence Against Women movement.

  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Women's Issues, Health, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes

Azadeh N. Shahshahani

Legal & Advocacy Director, Project South
Atlanta, GA

Azadeh Shahshahani is Legal & Advocacy Director at Project South. Azadeh has worked for a number of years in the U.S. South to protect and defend immigrants and Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities. She previously served as National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project Director with the ACLU of Georgia.

  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Human rights, Discrimination and Bigotry, Immigration, Muslim Ban