Ali Issa will speak about his book, Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq. Ramah Kudaimi, from Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will moderate the discussion.
Ali Issa is the National Field Organizer with War Resisters League, where he co-coordinates a campaign to end police militarization. His translations have appeared in Banipal, the PEN World Atlas Blog and Jadaliyya where he is a contributor on Iraqi social movements. He is a member of the Community Funding Committee of the North Star Fund and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Ramah Kudaimi is an organizer with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and serves on the board of the Washington Peace Center. She is a member of the Muslim American Women’s Policy Forum and the Syrian Solidarity Collective.
About Against All Odds: “Collected from dozens of interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders.” The book presents unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground dating back to 2003 with an emphasis on the 2011.