Yasmeen Obeid | Youth Organizer

Yasmeen Obeid is a Muslim Palestinian community organizer, advocate, and child of Palestinian immigrants. She was born in Los Angeles, raised in Palestine, and moved back to the US after graduating high school. She recently graduated with a B.A. Honors degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego, where she completed a 64-page-long thesis on how student and faculty advocates for Palestine and the Palestinian people are criminalized, radicalized, and marginalized on college campuses. She was recently elected as a delegate for the California Democratic Party representing the 71st Assembly District. Yasmeen currently serves as an Advisory Board member at Borderlands for Equity, a pro-bono civil rights organization, as the Advocacy Coordinator for Majdal: The Arab Resource Center of San Diego, and as the Community Partnerships Chair with the Feminist Front, a youth organization fighting white supremacist patriarchy and all systems of domination. She joined Mid-City CAN as a Neighborhood Captain in 2019 where she ensured City Heights’ residents were informed about the importance of voting as well as filling out the census. Once the pandemic hit, she connected community members to available resources that kept their families safe. Yasmeen is currently the Youth Organizer at Mid-City CAN and has been organizing Black, Indigenous, and youth of color in City Heights youth to build political and community power.

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