Hasan Newash

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Hasan Newash


Hasan Newash is a Michigan activist. He is married to Shereen Newash.

Background/activism

Hasan Newash was born in Ein Karem, near Jerusalem. A longtime Detroit area peace with justice activist, Anthropology Ph.D. candidate, and published poet, he is co-founder/ initiator of numerous Arab American /Palestinian organizations, including ACCESS, ADC, Association of Arab American University Graduates (AAUG), Al-Awda, and others. He currently serves on the Coordinating Committee of the Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network (DAPJN), comprised of 30 peace and justice organizations in Michigan. Also, he is Director of the volunteer-driven Michigan Citizens for Palestinian Rights, Palestine Office Michigan, an advocacy organization headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. Newash frequently lectures on Palestinian rights and recites his and other Palestinian poets’ works in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area.

He served on the Board of Directors (2014-15 at least) of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.[1]

Endorsed Communist Party Call

On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsers[2]including Hasan Newash, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.

Palestine Office

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Hasan Newash leads the Palestine Office - Michigan.

Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center

In 2007, Hasan Newash was a member of the Honorary Host Committee for the Essential: Advocacy for Workplace Justice Reception & Silent Auction. The reception, which was held on Nov. 14, 2007 is the annual fundraising event to benefit the far left National Lawyers Guild-affiliated Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. The guest of honor at the reception was Andy Levin, son of Congressman Sander Levin, and Deputy Director at the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth.[3]

Essential: Advocacy for Workplace Justice

In 2008, Hasan Newash was present at the Essential: Advocacy for Workplace Justice Reception & Silent Auction at Detroit Public Library’s Skillman branch. The reception, which was held on Nov. 14, 2008 is the annual fundraising event to benefit the far left National Lawyers Guild-affiliated Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. The guest of honor at the reception was Andy Levin, son of Congressman Sander Levin, and Deputy Director at the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth.[4]

In 2009, Hasan Newash was a member of the Host Committee for the Essential: Advocacy for Community Justice Reception & Silent Auction which was held at the Atlas Global Bistro, Detroit. The reception, which was held on Nov. 18, 2009 is the annual fundraising event to benefit the far left National Lawyers Guild-affiliated Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. Remarks were made by Steve Tobocman and the Maurice Sugar Voice for Justice Award was presented to Marilyn Mullane, Executive Director, Michigan Legal Services.[5]

Van Jones award host committee

Screenshot of Essential: Advocacy for Community Justice reception (click image to enlarge)

On November 18, 2010, the far left Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice presented "The Maurice Sugar Voice for Justice Award" to Van Jones "Human Rights Activists and Green-Jobs Advocate", at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, 660 Woodward Ave, Suite 300.

Members of the Honorary Host Committee were;[6]

Syria

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