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Dr. Bilal Ansari

Bilal Ansari is imam and director of student life at Zaytuna College. He was formerly the first Muslim chaplain and assistant director for the Center of Learning in Action at Williams College. Mr. Ansari served as Muslim chaplain in state and federal prisons for more than 16 years at men, women and youth industrial prison complexes, and worked as a community organizer and social justice advocate for labor, affordable health care and housing, community benefits in urban, suburban and rural local governments. Mr. Ansari is a doctoral student at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.