Jesse Sage "is the program director of HAMSA – Hands Across the Mideast Support Alliance – which is a project of the American Islamic Congress designed to promote civil rights in that part of the world. Before joining the American Islamic Congress, Sage served for seven years as associate director of the American Anti-Slavery Group, launching the web portal iAbolish.org.
"Sage has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and Black Entertainment Television; been featured in the Arabic-language magazine Hi! and is co-editor of the anthology Enslaved: True Stories of Modern-Day Slavery (Palgrave-Macmillan). Recognized as one of Fast Company Magazine's "Fast 50" innovators, he has worked closely with the campus movement to stop the genocide in Sudan. He has also been extensively involved in grassroots human rights organizing, Internet-based advocacy, and efforts to end chattel slavery in North Africa. Sage is also a member of the advisory board of the Committee to Protect Bloggers."