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Sumaya Awad

Sumaya Awad is a 25-year-old New York-based, Palestinian, socialist writer and activist. She is a cofounder of the Against Canary Mission Project, which helps defend student activists targeted by blacklists because of their advocacy for Palestinian human rights. Sumaya is a senior media editor at the Institute for Middle East Understanding, and an independent writer focused on refugee issues, Palestine solidarity, Islamophobia, and immigration. She has been published and interviewed by a wide variety of outlets including the Feminist Wire, Truthout, In These Times, Open City, the Middle East Solidarity Magazine, and Slate.

Upcoming Events

  • We Will Not Be Erased: Ongoing Nakba

    May 14, 2021
    Online Teach-in

    Join Mohammad El-Kurd, Majd Kayyal, Sandra Tamari, and Sumaya Awad as they unpack and the history and ongoing reality of the Nakba.

  • We Will Not Be Erased: Ongoing Nakba

    May 14, 2021
    Online Teach-in

    Join Mohammad El-Kurd, Majd Kayyal, Sandra Tamari, and Sumaya Awad as they unpack and the history and ongoing reality of the Nakba.

Books

  • Palestine: A Socialist Introduction

    Edited by Sumaya Awad and Brian Bean

    This edited volume makes an impassioned and informed case for the central place of Palestine in socialist organizing and of socialism in the struggle to free Palestine.