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Azadeh N. Shahshahani

Legal & Advocacy Director, Project South

Azadeh Shahshahani is Legal & Advocacy Director with Project South. Azadeh has worked for a number of years in the Southeast to protect the human rights of immigrants and Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities. She previously served as National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project Director with the ACLU of Georgia. Azadeh is a past president of the National Lawyers Guild.

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

Hassan Shibly

Chief Executive Director, CAIR-FL

Hassan Shibly is a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and has helped CAIR Florida grow into one of the largest civil rights organizations in the country. Hassan is a lawyer, a speaker, and a teacher. He has dedicated his life to fostering a healthy cohesive relationship between American Muslims & society at large and protecting civil liberties.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Discrimination and Bigotry, Islam, Civil Liberties, National Security

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

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

Johnathan Smith

Legal Director, Muslim Advocates
Washington D.C.

Johnathan Smith serves as legal director at Muslim Advocates. Most recently, Johnathan served as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, where he helped manage the department’s work on religious discrimination, LGBT rights, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, and appellate matters.

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

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

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