Dr. Dahlai Wasfi
Medical Doctor & Activist
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wed 5.19.10 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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Dr. Dahlia Wasfi is an internationally known speaker and activist. Born in the United States to an American Jewish mother and an Iraqi Muslim father, she lived in Iraq as a child, returning to the U.S. at age 5. After graduating from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Biology in 1993, she earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.
Dr. Wasfi has made two trips to Iraq to visit her extended family since the 2003 "Shock and Awe" invasion, including a three month stay in Basrah in the spring of 2006. She has brought her eyewitness account of life under occupation to over 200 audiences in twenty-three United States; Capitol Hill in D.C.; Ontario and British Columbia, Canada; Madrid, Spain in 2007; and the 3rd International Iraq Conference in Berlin, Germany, in March 2008.
Based on her experiences, Dr. Wasfi is speaking out in support of immediate, unconditional withdrawal of American forces from Iraq and Afghanistan and the need to end the occupation “from the Nile to the Euphrates.” She is currently working on a book that chronicles her family’s story to put a human face on the victims of occupation.