See you soon, Rasmea

Rasmea Odeh has made a positive impact on my life, as she’s done for others like me. Resilience is a word commonly associated with one of the strongest women I’ve come to know, and that is exactly what Rasmea has instilled in me. You don’t have to search long or hard to find someone who…

Poem for Rasmea Odeh

To my Palestinian women You are beautiful  You are kind And you are strong You are everything of Palestine You are Palestine in her own very human form You are a woman who never stops fighting A powerhouse You are a community leader Every time I’m around you my heart feels as though it’s about…

Rasmea Odeh avoids prison by accepting plea deal

Palestinian community leader, activist, and torture survivor Rasmea Odeh announced through the Rasmea Defense Committee that she would accept a plea deal on her immigration charges, bringing her years-long fight with the U.S. justice system to an end. Considering the political climate, Odeh’s defense team announced that she had made the decision to plead guilty…

In response to the Chicago Tribune: Rasmea Odeh is a survivor of sexual torture

Letter from Rasmea Defense Committee  In commentary for the Chicago Tribune March 5th, Peggy Shapiro, who is simply described as a retired professor from the Chicago City Colleges, attacks Rasmea Odeh, an activist from Chicago’s Palestinian community. Shapiro is a one-time Breitbart contributor and the Chicago coordinator of Stand With Us, a famously right-wing, pro-Israel…