Samia Assed

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Samia Assed


Samia Assed is a New Mexico activist. She is a Palestinian-American activist who has strong family roots in New Mexico. She is a wife and mother to nine children, as well as a local business owner and is currently the Board President at the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice. As President, she has advocated and organized with humanitarian and community groups such as the Islamic Center of New Mexico, Friends of Sabeel, Jewish Voice for Peace, UNM Students for Justice in Palestine, The Red Nation, and Con Mujeres - SouthWest Organizing Project (board member) , where she has worked to dismantle Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism. She was awarded the “Jeanne Gauna Social Justice Spirit Award” for her leadership in many communities. She was a lead organizer with 49 human rights organizations of the Stop Hate Rally in Albuquerque, NM, with over 1000 people in attendance in early in 2016. Her additional work involves being a part of the Friends Of Khuza’s Albuquerque campaign to fundraise to build a kindergarten and a water filtration system in Khuza’s village in Gaza, Palestine and works on solidarity building with Native, Chicano, and African American community in New Mexico. Samia prides herself on being a Muslim Palestinian-American and New Mexican, and recognizes that local struggles are intertwined with national and international struggles.[1]

Samia has served as a panelist and has spoken for numerous causes/issues such as on Islamophobia, the Palestinian struggle and has worked campaigns with various groups including having co-organized the New Mexico Delegation to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Samia is also the first Muslim-American women to serve on the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.[2]

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

Samia Assed November 1, 2017.

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It's that time of the year again for the Holiday Gala for the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice on 12/9/2017 5-9pm. At the ABQ Center for Spiritual Living 2801 Louisiana Blvd.NE (near Menaul)

I am calling on all my FB friends and Artists Business Owners to please consider donating items or services for our silent auction.Please inbox me for more info and contacts! — with Lucille Cordova, Louise Ladd, Susan Schuurman, Renee Wolters, Tom Dent, Mollie Wilkie, Janice O'Jesus Devereaux, Judith Kidd, PJ Blackbird, Sharyn Kaye, Beva Sanchez-Padilla, Frank Quintana and Heather Ailes.

Poor People’s Campaign

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In 2018 Samia Assed, was chair of the New Mexico Poor People’s Campaign.[3]

Sarsour connection

Samia Assed, July 18, 2017.

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#IStandWithLinda You know we have your back Linda - ain't nothing bringing us down — with Stefany Olivas and Linda Sarsour.

Ginsberg-Jaeckle connection

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle May 24, 2017:

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With Samia Assed and Karla Lara in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Comrades

Samia Assed, March 8 2018.

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With Cindy Wiesner, Beva Sanchez-Padilla, Ana G-gj, Susan Schuurman and Lan Tammy Nguyen.

It Takes Roots People's Caravan

It Takes Roots People's Caravan took place in July 2016. Grassroots Global Justice Alliance launched the It Takes Roots to Change the System People’s Caravan from the RNC to the DNC. Nearly 40 community leaders and allies from the US and Honduras traveled in a bus from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, stopping along the way to build with communities in Pittsburgh and Baltimore fighting for environmental and racial justice.

Caravanistas included Samia Assed, SouthWest Organizing Project, Albuquerque, NM.

Bineshi Albert connection

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IPD-Albuquerque

The Red Nation October 9, 2017 near Albuquerque, NM ·

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day!

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Photo: The Red Nation and allies after the passage of IPD-Albuquerque in 2015. — with Nick Estes, Samia Assed, Melanie Yazzie, Peter Clark, Hatuk Hill and Melissa Tso.

Board of Directors

SouthWest Organizing Project, as of 2018;[4]

Candidate Forum

Eastside Ward Chairs To Host Third Congressional District One Candidate Forum

Felicia Salazar, Dave Mulryan, Samia Assed.

Albuquerque, New Mexico— Three Ward Chairman of the Democratic Party on Albuquerque’s East Side are sponsoring the 3rd Congressional District One Candidate Forum, to be held Thursday, March 1st, and the Manzano Mesa Community Center, 501 Elizabeth, SE, starting at 6:30 PM.[5]

Haaland connection

Deb Haaland, June 4 ·

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With Paulette Jordan and Samia Assed.

Supporting Haaland

Samia Assed, June 2 2018

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We will rise! Go out and vote sisters! Vote your heart, vote your conscience, vote to make history! I will for Vote for Debra Haaland! She has worked so hard to get our vote.She has proven that she will speak truth to power, and that commands respect. In a world of cookie cutter candidates that will not hear the voices of community, Debra brings a light of hope!
In light of the recent out of state super pac add attacks on our 2 highly qualified and capable CD1 female candidates , I feel a vote for Debra Haaland is strategic.The add was not only misogynist, it was meant to split the Womens vote.I had planned to stay publicly neutral on the candidates, but this kind of out state super Pac meddling into our local politics infuriated me.The State is ours, this Congressional seat is ours to win!We are the people, we are the power and we will dictate the winner.

So many of us had been at the forefront of the fight against Trump.We marched and said no to hate, no to Misogyny, no to Xenophobia, no to Islamophobia.We made our voices loud and clear to stand for all human rights no matter ethnicity, religion or gender. This is the year of the Women! We made history when we marched by the millions to D.C.!Let's make history by electing the first Native American Congresswoman! #Untamed2018 — with Deb Haaland, Rachel Discenza and Fidaa AZ.

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