4 March

Laila El-Haddad

Journalist and Social Media Activist from Gaza FOLLOW LAILA Laila El-Haddad is an award-winning writer, social media activist, and parent-of-three from Gaza City. She is the author of Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between and co-author of the critically acclaimed The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey. From 2003-2007, El-Haddad was the […]

28 February

Huwaida Arraf

Lawyer and Human Rights Advocate FOLLOW HUWAIDA Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American lawyer and human rights advocate. She is co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Huwaida is co-editor of the book Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity Movement. Huwaida was one […]

2 December

Narges Bajoghli

Researcher, Writer & Filmmaker Narges’ research and filmmaking has focused on the soldiers of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Basij paramilitary organization. With over nine years of on-the-ground research in Iran with soldiers, veterans, and military personnel, Narges’ interest lies in questions of war, power, and revolution in Iran particularly, and in the Middle East more […]

17 October

Maysoon Zayid

Actress, Standup Comedian and Writer FOLLOW MAYSOON “Listening to the Palestinian-American combating stereotypes of Islam and Arabs with humor, touching on American political affairs, verbally frying male-dominated Hollywood, or addressing the question of Palestine and Israel, it’s hard to get a handle on her, and some come away asking, “What’s the deal with this Maysoon […]

6 October

Dahlia S. Wasfi

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American-Iraqi Justice Activist FOLLOW DAHLIA 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 […]