This week on The WhoreCast: Siouxsie Q investigates what she can do about her Facebook account getting shut down. Nadia Kayyali from the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why Facebook's "Fake Name" policy is harmful and problematic not only to sex workers but for Vietnamese Social Activists, Drag Queens, Transgender people and more. Listen now!!!
Nadia Kayyali is a member of EFF’s activism team. Nadia is particularly interested in surveillance, national security policy, and the intersection of criminal justice, racial justice, and digital civil liberties issues. Nadia has been an activist since highschool, when they participated in theWorld Trade Organization protests in Seattle.
Nadia's recent activism has focused on addressing the racial profiling of the Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian community, particularly through curtailing the collaboration of local and federal law enforcement. They have also provided legal support for demonstrators through the National Lawyers Guild and Occupylegal.
Nadia previously served as the 2012 Bill of Rights Defense Committee Legal Fellow where they worked with grassroots groups to restrict the reach of overbroad national security policies. Nadia earned a B.A. from UC Berkeley, with a major in Cultural Anthropology and minored in Public Policy. Nadia received a J.D. from UC Hastings, where they served as Community Outreach Editor for the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal and the Student National Vice-President for the National Lawyers Guild. During law school they interned at the ACLU of Northern California and Bay Area Legal Aid.
Nadia currently serves on the board of the National Lawyers Guild S.F. Bay Area chapter and volunteers at the San Francisco Tenants Union, where they empower tenants to assert their rights with landlords and fight displacement.
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