The Clarion Project’s Advisory Board advises management how to best achieve the organization’s goals of educating the public about Islamic extremism and providing a platform for Muslim human rights activists. The following are the members of the advisory board. Clarion Project is honored to have such talented and honorable individuals advising us.
Raheel Raza is president of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, author of the book Their Jihad – Not My Jihad, award winning journalist, public speaker, activist for human rights, featured in the award-winning documentary Honor Diaries. She is recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for service to Canada.
Raheel bridges the gap between East and West, promoting cultural and religious diversity for which she has appeared in print and on TV and radio numerous times.
A fervent advocate for gender equality, Raheel is the first Muslim woman in Canada to lead mixed gender prayers. In her pursuit for human rights, she speaks regularly at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D. is the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). A devout Muslim, Dr. Jasser founded AIFD in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States as an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state.
A winner of multiple media awards and commendations, Michelle Baron honed her storytelling and messaging skills at The Walt Disney Company leading creative teams and engaging with project partners around the globe. Recognized by President Obama with a Points of Light award for her exceptional efforts in corporate philanthropy and community outreach, Michelle delights in building mutually-beneficial relationships in which all stakeholders learn to value their interdependence and celebrate their core connections.
Equally at home producing, directing, or writing drama, comedy, and documentary, or creating presentation or marketing assets, Michelle’s innovative instincts promote both production economy and creative excellence. Motivating Michelle at this stage in her life is the desire to reach an indulged, yet content-deprived public with edifying and compelling media that encourage respectful dialogue and cooperative action.