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Dima Khalidi

Dima Khalidi is the founder and director of Palestine Legal and is cooperating counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Her work includes advising and representing activists, advocating for their right to speak out for Palestinian freedom, and educating activists and the public about the suppression of Palestinian rights advocacy. Khalidi has also worked with CCR as a cooperating attorney on the Mamilla Cemetery Campaign, drafting a petition to United Nations officials to stop the desecration of an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem.

As a law student, she interned with the People's Law Office in Chicago, assisting in the defense of Palestinian American Muhammad Salah against major federal criminal charges. Khalidi has advocated for Palestinian rights in media forums such as the New York Times, the Hill, Democracy Now!, the Nation, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post, the Birmingham News, In These Times, Jacobin, Law and Disorder Radio, Arab Voices, and KPFK's Middle East in Focus.