1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Panel discussion on prisoner rights, carceral violence, and ending mass incarceration from Palestine to Pennsylvania with Sahar Francis, the Executive Director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in Palestine, Sheila Quintana from Dream Activists PA, Joshua Glenn of the Youth Arts & Self-Empowerment Project, and LuQman Abdullah of the Human Rights Coalition - Pennsylvania. Support us in coming together across activist communities to learn more about how our struggles intersect and how we can challenge the structures of violence and oppression that impact us all.
About Sahar: Since 2006, Sahar Francis has been the General Director of Ramallah-based Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, a Palestinian NGO providing legal and advocacy support to Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. An attorney by training, she joined the association in 1998, first as a human rights lawyer, then as head of the Legal Unit. With over sixteen years of human rights experience, including human rights counseling and representation, Ms. Francis also sits on the Board of Defence for Children International – Palestine Section.
About Sheila: Sheila Quintana is an undocumented student at the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of DreamActivist PA, an undocumented youth-led grassroots organization dedicated to building a sustainable, community-led immigrant rights movement. DreamActivist PA's work includes Secure Your Own Communities campaigns that aim to stop deportations and raise awareness about police and immigration collaborations as well as immigration detention.