Lamis Deek is an attorney and human rights advocate specializing in defending Arab and Muslim community members, activists, and organizers against U.S. government attacks, including a number of the recent and prominent "entrapment" cases on the East Coast.
Deek is a long time member of Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, the Arab Muslim American Federation, and the National Lawyers Guild. She is also a co-founder of the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), and played a prominent role in organizing USPCN's popular conferences in 2008 and 2010 in Chicago, each of which was attended by close to 1,200 people.
She is considered one of the leading Palestinian activists and organizers in the U.S., and regularly speaks around the country on issues related to Palestine, the war in Iraq, civil liberties in the U.S., and community organizing. On November 28th in Chicago, Deek will discuss the recent Israeli attack, and continued siege, on the Gaza Strip; the state of the national movement in Palestine and the U.S. today; and the civil liberties violations and other challenges faced by Palestinian and solidarity activists in the U.S.