Zainab Chaudry is an activist, poet, humanitarian, women's rights activist, and spokeswoman for the Council on American Islamic Relations. CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
DR. MALICK KOUYATE
Dr. Malick Kouyate has a bachelor degree in philosophy, a Master's degree in Public Policy and Management and a Doctorate Degree in Education.His focus is Excellence in Education.
DR. SAFDAR CHAUDHARY
Dr. Chaudhary has been practicing psychiatry for the past 20 years and is Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in General Adult, Addiction, and Geriatric Psychiatry. His experience includes providing extensive training, supervisions and consultation in the implementation of mindfulness based treatments. He has actively spearheaded securing grants for drug and alcohol prevention program for youth from Department of Justice to serve the needs of this region.
Shahid graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Theology, and worked for a number of years as a faith-based Community Organizer with Birmingham Citizens UK, the Gamaliel Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network before becoming the Executive Director at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. Shahid has mentored several families on marriage issues, and has delivered a few talks and Friday sermons on the subject of marriage in Islam.
SARA J. ROSE
Sara J. Rose is a staff attorney in ACLU's Pittsburgh office. Before joining the ACLU of Pennsylvania, she was a legal fellow with Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. She worked as the publications coordinator for the Student Press Law Center for two years before attending law school.
DR. MAME-FATOU NIANG
Dr. Mame-Fatou Niang is currently Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Niang conducts research on contemporary France, Sub-Saharan Africa, Postcolonial and Transnational Studies, Media, and Urban Planning. Her recent research examines the development of Afro-French identities, and the works of second- and third-generation female immigrant writers of the banlieue.