Hearings

Discrimination and the Civil Rights of the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian American Communities

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

Discrimination and the Civil Rights of the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian American Communities


Meeting: Discrimination and the Civil Rights of the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian American Communities

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (Committee on the Judiciary)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (10:00 AM)

2141 RHOB
Washington, D.C. 20515-515

Support Documents

  • Witness List [PDF] Added 02/28/2022 at 06:02 PM
  • A statement from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A statement from Kiran Kaur Gill, Executive Director, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A letter from organizations in opposition to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2020 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention grant program, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A statement from Robert S. McCaw, Director of Government Affairs Department, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A statement from Shirin Sinnar, Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law School, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A statement from Justice For Muslims Collective, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), and Muslim Abolitionist Futures Network, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen, for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A statement from the Muslim Community Network (MCN), submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen, for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A report entitled, Islamophobia in the Mainstream, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A statement from Farah Brelvi and Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Interim Co-Executive Directors, Muslim Advocates, submitted by the Honorable Steve Cohen for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM
  • A study entitled, Fulfilling the Promise of Free Exercise For All: Muslim Prisoner Accommodation in State Prisons, Muslim Advocates, submitted by the Honorable Cori Bush for the record [PDF] Added 09/23/2022 at 01:42 PM

First Published: February 22, 2022 at 10:14 AM

Witnesses

Ms. Amrith Kaur Aakre
Legal Director, The Sikh Coalition

  • Aakre Testimony [PDF]
  • Aakre Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Aakre Bio [PDF]

Mr. Hammad Alam
Staff Attorney and Program Manager, National Security and Civil Rights, Asian Law Caucus Asian Americans Advancing Justice

  • Alam Testimony [PDF]
  • Alam Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Alam Bio [PDF]

Ms. Maya Berry
Executive Director, Arab American Institute

  • Berry Testimony [PDF]
  • Berry Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Berry Bio [PDF]

The Honorable Andr Carson
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

The Honorable Judy Chu
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

  • Chu Testimony [PDF]

The Honorable Pramila Jayapal
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

  • Jayapal Testimony [PDF]

Ms. Asra Nomani
Vice President for Strategy and Investigations, Parents Defending Education

  • Nomani Tesimony [PDF]
  • Nomani Truth in Testimony [PDF]

The Honorable Ilhan Omar
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Ms. Annetta Seecharran
Executive Director, Chhaya Community Development Corporation

  • Seecharran Testimony [PDF]
  • Seecharran Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Seecharran Bio [PDF]

Ms. Zulfat Suara
Council Member At Large, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

  • Suara Testimony [PDF]
  • Suara Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Suara Bio [PDF]

Ms. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar; and Clinical Professor of Law, Penn State Law

  • Wadhia Testimony [PDF]
  • Wadhia Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Wadhia Bio [PDF]

Mr. Devon Westhill
President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

  • Westhill Testimony [PDF]
  • Westhill Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Westhill Bio [PDF]