Lori Saroya

S5-J Religious Accommodations: Focus on Islam and Muslims in Minnesota

About Lori Saroya

Lori Saroya is the co-founder and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN), the state’s leading civil rights and legal advocacy organization for Muslims and other racial and religious minorities. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Catherine University and is completing her Juris Doctor at Hamline University School of Law. Lori is a board member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and was recently appointed to Minnesota Judicial Branch's Committee for Equality and Justice. She was named one of the 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans by the Minnesota Jaycees, recognized as a Facing Race Ambassador by the St. Paul Foundation, and named to the Muslim Heroes national list. She received the Islamic Resource Group’s Community Leadership Award, the St. Catherine University Alumni Award, and the Hawkinson Peace and Justice Award.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business