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Saturday, November 28 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
The Right to “Activism Without Fear”

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Those who work for Palestine often face being smeared with labels of anti-Semitism or worse, even prosecution. Yet, the U.S. Constitution protects your right to political expression. Learn your rights so you can advocate for Palestinian justice without fear.

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Tarek Khalil

Tarek Khalil is an attorney and activist. As an undergrad, he was a member of UIC's Students for Justice in Palestine. He has worked with the Illinois Coalition against Torture, an organization which seeks to end domestic police torture and raise awareness of global torture. He is... Read More →


Arwa Abdallah

Arwa is the coordinator of the education committee for AMP-Chicago, creating lectures about Palestinianhistory and presenting at Islamic schools and on Chicago-area college campuses. She hasalso been a long-time volunteer. Ms. Abdallah was denied entry into Palestine this year because... Read More →
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Hatem Abudayyeh

Hatem Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network, a grassroots organization that strives to strengthen the Arab community in the Chicago area. Mr. Abudayyeh is also actively involved with the US Palestine Community Network (USPCN).
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Lamis Deek

Lamis Deek is a human rights attorney and activist based in New York, originally from Nablus, Pales - tine. Her work spans international human rights, civil rights and criminal defense. She is chief counsel to the Global Justice and Human Rights Law Network, the founder of the Muslim... Read More →
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Hon. Judge William Haddad

Judge Haddad, of Northern Illinois University School of Law, retired from the bench in 2013, where he served as judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Haddad was a partner with Haddad, Schlack & Associates. He began his legal career as... Read More →
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Rafeeq Jaber

Rafeeq Jaber, a long-time activist and well respected leader in the Muslim community, was formerly the regional director of the greater Chicago area for the Muslim Legal Fund of America. Mr. Jaber is a co-founder of the Council of American Islamic Relations; the Chicago Center for... Read More →
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Khalil Meek

Khalil Meek is a co-founder of the Muslim Legal Fund of America, where he serves as the current exec - utive director. He served as the president of the Islamic Association of Lewisville/Flower Mound from 2001 to 2007, and president of the Council of American Islamic Relations... Read More →
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Mohamad Soltan

Mohamed Soltan, is an Egyptian-American activist. Mr. Soltan graduated from Ohio State University in 2012 and was arrested with other Egyptian journalists in Cairo in 2013. Mohamed spent 21 months in Egyptian prisons, 16 of which he went on a hunger strike to protest his illegal detainment... Read More →

Saturday November 28, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm CST
Ballroom ABC