Qasim Rashid; human rights attorney, Executive Director of AMIAPS, Truman National Security Fellow, former visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Islamic Studies Program, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
How do you undo 400 years of systemic oppression, racial injustice, and gender based violence? That’s a question that each of us have ownership over the solution. Critically acclaimed author, human rights attorney, and activist Qasim Rashid speaks on the practical role each of us can play to combat social injustices, and how faith can play a positive role in bringing people together on common goals that impact us all, instead of driving us apart.
He is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of three books, Talk To Me, EXTREMIST, and The Wrong Kind of Muslim. Qasim regularly publishes on TIME, The Independent, The Washington Post, and in numerous other national and international outlets. He speaks at a variety of universities and houses of worship worldwide, and interviews in a variety of media including the New York Times, FOX, CNN, Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International, and Al Jazeera.
Qasim, his wife Ayesha, and their three children reside in Virginia. He dreams of one day walking on another planet.