Ani Zonneveld is founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values (http://www.mpvusa.org/), the oldest progressive Muslim organization in the U.S. which advocates for women and LGBTQ rights, for freedom of expression, and of conscience. Since its inception, Ani has presided over MPV’s expansion to include chapters and affiliates in 8 cities in the U.S., and spearheaded the founding of an umbrella organization Alliance of Inclusive Muslims with members spanning five continents. Through her work at the U.N. she has secured MPV’s ECOSOC status, serves as a Faith Advisory Council member to the U.N. and commissioned by the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect to create a workshop on reforming anti-hate speech curriculum for Muslim societies. She has organized numerous interfaith arts and music festivals, is the co-editor of MPV’s first book, an anthology titled “Progressive Muslim Identities – Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada”; executive producer of a video series “LGBTQI Rights in Islam”; has contributed to many forewords and numerous anthologies and Op-eds. She gave her TEDx talk titled – Islam: As American As Apple Pie, and is the subject of an award-winning documentary titled "al-imam" featuring Ani's activism works to be screened at the American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival in 2019. As a Grammy certified songwriter, she uses the power of music and the arts in countering radicalism as she speaks-sings her message of social justice and peace from a progressive Muslim woman’s perspective.