American-Iraqi Justice Activist
Dr. Dahlia Wasfi is an exceptionally passionate and affecting speaker and activist. Her epic speech about life in Iraq under US occupation (posted below) is one of the best examples of her immense eloquence and spirit. Born in the United States (1971) to an American Jewish mother and an Iraqi Muslim father, Dr. Wasfi graduated with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Dr. Wasfi has made two trips to Iraq to visit her extended family since the 2003 “Shock and Awe” invasion, including a three month stay in Basrah in the spring of 2006. She is an activist in support of ending the US-led and US-funded occupations (military and economic) of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine.
Dahlia is currently working on a book that tells her and her family’s stories as shaped by the military occupations of Austria, Palestine, and Iraq.
BASED IN: Delaware, USA
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