Palestinian-American lawyer founds Dream Defenders to fight for human rights

Palestinian-American lawyer founds Dream Defenders to fight for human rights
Palestinian-American lawyer founds Dream Defenders to fight for human rights

Palestinian-American lawyer founds Dream Defenders to fight for human rights

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The death of Trayvon Martin and the increasing number of highly publicized police shootings of young African-American males moved Palestinian-American Ahmed Abuznaid to help create his organization, Dream Defenders. It’s an advocacy group working for the human rights of young people of color in the United States. Abuznaid, a lawyer, grew up in East Jerusalem and says he feels there are many similarities between how young males of color are treated in the U.S. and in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza. We’ll talk with Abuznaid about his work and his upcoming visit to Chicago to speak on behalf of Rasmea Odeh, a Chicago-based Palestinian-American Abuznaid says was unjustly convicted of an immigration violation. PHOTO: Courtesy of Dream Defenders.