About
the
Contributors
Dena Al-Adeeb is a diasporic Iraqi artist, photographer, activistlorganizer and
journalist currently residing between Cairo, Egypt and San Francisco, Califor-
nia. Her photography has been exhibited in the
US
and internationally. Her orga-
nizing experiences include the Women of Color Resource Center, Racial Justice
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Arab Women's Solidarity Association San Francisco Chapter, San Francisco
Women Against Rape, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee San
Francisco Chapter, among others. She is presently working towards earning a
MA
in sociology-anthropology at the American University of Cairo.
Patricia Allard is a lawyer by training and a Black feminist activist and policy
analyst in practice. Formerly Associate Counsel at the Brennan Center for Jus-
tice at
NYU
School of Law, Pat has authored many articles, including "Claim-
ing Our Rights: Challenging Post-Conviction Penalties Through an International
Human Rights Framework." Pat is a graduate of Queen's University Law School
and received her MA in criminology from the University of Toronto.
Lina Baroudi immigrated from Syria with her family in
1983.
She holds a BA
in sociology, which focused on the intersection of queer theory and postcolonial
studies. Since graduating, Lina has been employed with the Law Office of Robert
B. Jobe, an immigration and nationality firm, where she mainly works on federal
litigation focused on deportation defense. She is also an evening law student.
Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) is a vibrant, women of color-
led, grassroots antiviolence project in Seattle that advances a broad agenda for
liberation and social justice while prioritizing anti-rape work as the center of our
organizing. CARA activists create community-based systems of accoun~abilit~,
safety, and support in order to build healthy relationships and communities free
of both community violence and state-sponsored violence. We use community
organizing, critical dialogue, and collective action as tools to build safe, peaceful,
and sustainable communities.
Critical Resistance (CR) is a national grassroots group that fights to end the
prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging the belief that policing, surveil-
lance, imprisonment, and similar forms of control make our communities safer.
We believe, by contrast, that basic necessities like food, shelter and freedom cre-
ate the conditions for more genuine forms of security. For that reason, our work
involves both relieving the burden of the PIC on the lives of people across the
country and empowering those communities that are most directly affected by its
intrusions.
Sarah Deer (Muscogee) works at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute in St. Paul,
Minnesota and is the author of several books and articles on violence against
Native women.
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