July 20, 2020
Koya’s partnership with Muslim Advocates resulted in the placement of Mary Bauer as Legal Director.
Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. Muslim Advocates ensures that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination.
Before joining Muslim Advocates, Bauer served as General Counsel to Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM), where she supported migrant workers in protecting their rights. She has also served as Deputy Legal Director of the Immigrant Justice Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Executive Director of the Legal Aid Justice Center, Legal Director of the SPLC, and Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia.
An expert on immigrant worker issues, Bauer has testified before Congress on numerous occasions and is the author of several highly-regarded reports, including Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States.
Bauer is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and the College of William and Mary.
Read the press release: Veteran Civil Rights Attorney Named New Legal Director of Muslim Advocates.