She is co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the former chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement, which, in 2008, sailed the first two boats across the Mediterranean to confront and challenge Israel’s illegal blockade on the people of Gaza. She was one of the primary organisers of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and was sailing with it when it was lethally attacked by the Israeli navy on May 31, 2010. She currently practices law and organises in Detroit, Michigan. Recently, Huwaida served as a 2020 Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
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