Sadia Tirmizi

As Interviewed by Sebastian Barrera, March 10, 2018
"If our elected officials pass a bill that limits somebody's religious rights, then that can be used to limit another group's religious rights because now you’ve started this domino effect."
Sadia Tirmizi

Introductory Profile: About Sadia Tirmizi

Sadia Tirmizi is a friend of my family and has been for years. She lives in Austin and is the Director of Community Engagement at Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. When she’s not working on literacy-related issues, she helps inform people in her community about things such as elections and other government events that will affect the lives of many. She is an advocate for both human and religious rights. She strives to make Texas a positive place where all cultures and religions are equal and have the same rights.

She holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, and a Bachelor's in Social Work from UT Arlington. She has 12 years of experience working in fundraising with non-profits such as Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), the Austin Children's Museum, and Foundation Communities.

In this interview I talk to Sadia about her work and more specifically on religious rights. We also talked about how the decisions made in government right now will affect people and groups in the future. Before the interview I didn’t think of the topics in the interview nearly as important as I do now. The religious laws made today will affect many people in the future in ways we may not want.