Dania Helou

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Dania Helou

Template:TOCnestleft Dania Helou is a Tennessee activist. JD Candidate, The University of Memphis--Cecil Humphrey's School of Law, Greater Memphis Area.[1]

Nakba Day

May 2012, human rights activists and allies will gather with signs and flags at the corner of Highland Street and Poplar Avenue in Memphis to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba Day.

Nakba — which means “catastrophe” or “disaster” in Arabic — serves to remind of the Palestinian exodus that accompanied Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948 that forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to leave their property.

Dania Helou a Palestinian descendant studying international relations at the University of Memphis said, “Its going to be a positive and uplifting event to celebrate the Palestinian and Palestinian supporters that have been fighting for human rights for the past 64 years.”[2]


At the Tthe University of Memphis Bachelor's degree, International Relations and Affairs 2009 – 2013.

Helou was active in Progressive Student Alliance, on-campus organization, which included advocating for gender equality, race equality, education reform, wage and labor reform, international solidarity, foreign policy reform, and the Muslim Student Association. [3]

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those indicating interest in attending, on Facebook included Dania Helou.[4]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Dania Helou.[5]

PSA - Memphis Facebook group, 2017

Progressive Student Alliance - University of Memphis Facebook group, as of March 26, 2017;

Members include Dania Helou, University of Memphis.