Green Festival Speakers
Shireen Pishdadi has been Congregational Outreach Coordinator for Faith in Place since 2001. She is a frequent speaker within and beyond the Muslim community on the relationship of religious faith and the way we grow our food. At Faith in Place, she provided the main impetus for the creation of TAQWA, a cooperative offering sustainably and humanelyraised meats that also satisfy Muslim dietary requirements. Previously, she served as a physics research assistant at Chicago State University where she received her B.S. in BioChemistry. She is a former president of the Muslim Student Association at CSU and served as a religious volunteer with Cook County Department of Corrections.