Zahra Billoo

Zahra Billoo

civil rights attorney and the executive director CAIR

Feminist, civil rights activist, and devout muslim is what Mercury news defines this speaker as, Zahra Billoo. Zahra Billoo is a civil rights attorney and the executive director of  the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). She has dedicated her life serving other in the community fighting islamophobia, hate crimes, and civil rights issues. Her work has been highlighted in local and national media outlets including the Christian Science Monitor, KTVU, MSNBC, NPR, and the San Jose Mercury News. Zahra was also part of the speaker line up at the women's march 2017. Zahra is a 2014 recipient of the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Unsung Hero Award and a 2013 recipient of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California's Trailblazer Award. Outside of her work with CAIR, Zahra bakes birthday cakes for foster children through Cake4Kids and is a coordinator for Project Feed, a monthly homeless feeding effort in downtown San Francisco.