Please join CCAS for a student-led town hall exploring the intersections of US foreign policy and the influx of refugees and immigrants hoping to resettle in the US, state-sanctioned violence and Islamophobia, and immigration enforcement in communities of color.
Confirmed speakers include:
1. Darakshan Raja, Co-Director of the Washington Peace Center
Darakshan has worked on a range of issues including organizing against anti-Muslim racism and state violence, gender-based violence, human rights abuses and the national security system, and the criminal justice system. She is the co-founder of the Muslim American Women's Policy Forum and serves on the Advisory Board for API Domestic Violence Resource Project in DC, an organization that serves API survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Most recently, Darakshan worked with the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center on a range of criminal justice evaluations spanning across crime victims' rights, juvenile justice, gang violence, and violence against women. Darakshan holds a MA in Forensic Psychology and hopes to strengthen grassroots support and resources for activists and organizers directly impacted by state violence, and increase collaboration between movements to move towards intersection organizing and collective liberation.
2. Dr. Maha Hilal:
Maha is a senior researcher with Reprieve. She received her PhD in Justice, Law & Society from American University in Washington, D.C. Her area of research interest is in the field of human rights, with a focus on survivors of human rights abuses and the adverse consequences they face post-abuse. Maha has worked and volunteered at a number of human rights organizations including the Center for Victims of Torture and the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition, in addition to serving as a dialogue facilitator at American University.
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