Silky Shah

Silky Shah is the Interim Executive Director at the Detention Watch Network (DWN), a national coalition of 200 organizations and individuals working to expose and challenge the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocating for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons. She has worked as an organizer on issues related to detention, mass incarceration, racial justice and immigrants rights for over a decade. Before joining DWN in 2009, Silky worked with Grassroots Leadership fighting the expansion of for-profit private prisons on the U.S.-Mexico border and with Democracy Now, as an outreach organizer.