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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

Asad Ali Jafri

Curator of Programs, Shangri La - Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
Honolulu, HI

Asad Ali Jafri is a cultural producer, global arts leader and interdisciplinary artist with a creative vision for sustainable social change. As an innovative thinker, Asad utilizes the universal language of art to connect communities, cultures and people to transform interactions, perceptions, and collective consciousness.

  • Arts & Culture

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

Suhail A. Khan

Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Engagement
Washington D.C.

Suhail A. Khan is a life-long Reagan conservative and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement, a Christian religious freedom think tank. He also chairs the Conservative Inclusion Coalition, a regular coalition meeting of activists dedicated to expanding the conservative message to all Americans.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • US Politics
US Politics, Civil Liberties

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

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block

Washington Director, Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block is the Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action. where he works to bring the voices of progressive American Jews into the halls of power in Washington DC. He previously served as Bend the Arc's Rabbi-in-Residence and directed the Selah Leadership Program. He is the co-editor and co-author of "Just: Judaism. Action.

  • Religion & Interfaith
Judaism, Interfaith Relations, Discrimination and Bigotry

Edina Lekovic

Communications Strategist, Storyteller, Trainer
Los Angeles, CA

For 15 years, Edina Lekovic has served as a leading voice on the American Muslim community. She is a communications strategist, best known for her service with the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), where she oversaw government, media and Hollywood engagement as well as leadership development programs.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture
Interfaith Relations, Islam, Women's Issues, Youth/Families

Ayesha Mattu

Writer / Editor, Love InshAllah
San Francisco, CA

Writer, speaker, and editor Ayesha Mattu's groundbreaking anthologies - "Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women" and "Salaam Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, & Intimacy" - were featured globally by media from the New York Times to The Jakarta Post.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • Arts & Culture
Islam, Women's Issues, Arts, Youth/Families

Anisa Mehdi

Executive Director, Abraham Path Initiative
New York

Anisa Mehdi is the executive director of the Abraham Path Initiative, a cultural and educational organization born at Harvard University. The Initiative promotes the success and viability of walking trails, cultural heritage preservation, and unlikely human encounters along the ancient route of Abraham through the modern Middle East.

Islam and Women, Islam and the Media, Abraham and Islam