Jehan Hakim

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Template:TOCnestleft Jehan Hakim is chair of the Yemeni Alliance Committee and former community advocate for the Asian Law Caucus. Group members started protesting in 2014 before officially establishing YAC in 2017. The group’s members include over 100 Yemeni-American Muslims, and they’ve forged alliances with progressive and peace groups across the country — including Win Without War, Just Foreign Policy, Action Corps NYC, and Freedom Forward.[1]


San Francisco State University Political Science and Government, 2014 – 2016.

Active in the Muslim Student Association.[2]

Just Foreign Policy

In February 2019 Jehan Hakim, joined the board of directors at Just Foreign Policy.


Yemeni Alliance Committee May 1 2019·


With Jehan Hakim and Ali Hatim Al-maznee at Diablo Valley College.

San Francisco protest

Close to 200 protesters gathered at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco at 2 pm on November 3 2018 to rally and march against the ongoing U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The protest was organized by the Yemeni Alliance Committee and the Yemeni Freedom Council. Many allied organizations and community members were present to speak out against the illegal war which has caused what the UN refers to as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

“We have known since before Vietnam that wars are never for the interests of the land’s inhabitants,” explained Jehan Hakim, the Director of the Yemeni Alliance Committee. “Wars drive profits, as we’ve seen in the billions of dollars the U.S. made from the Saudis, to do this war. Silicon Valley has been a long-time partner of the kingdom. Let’s be clear the war in Yemen has not been a civil war since March of 2015. Yemenis are not being saved. Yemenis are being killed by bombs in the tens of thousands, while Secretary of State, Mr. Pompeo, who backed the continued support from Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, protecting $2 million dollars in US weapon sales. Now he’s calling for a ceasefire. Saudi attacked two days later. We do not believe that this call will help Yemen substantively.”



“A lot of people are completely unaware,” Attorney Beilal Chatila, who has been involved with the Yemeni community for the past two years, told Liberation News. “It’s really important to spread awareness of this because you don’t see it in the mainstream media. It’s really one of the foremost human rights crises taking place right now. We’re not just talking war in the traditional sense. We are talking about complete famine and complete destruction of centuries-old communities within Yemen. The U.S. is a perpetrator in all this. The government is one of the funders of this and the proxy role that we play in the Middle East and geopolitics through Saudi Arabia and Israel needs to be recognized first. We have the power to stop this.”

ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) member Daniel Sankey spoke about how crucial U.S. support is to the war on Yemen and how the people can work to end the crisis: “It’s important to understand that Saudi would not be able to engage in this war without the full support of the United States, which sells weaponry and provides political support to them, and the corporate media which is silent against these atrocities.

Throughout the action, attendees were asked to contact their senators and representatives in Congress and tell them to support HConRes138, which would end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen and SJRES54, which would end unauthorized U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s war. Both of these measures would help support the people of Yemen in their fight for self-determination and against U.S. and Saudi intervention.[3]