Meet Lubna Masarwa.
Lubna is a Palestinian activist who works as a community organizer for Al Quds University, focusing on educational rights for the thousands of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem who have no schools. She also works with the community of East Jerusalem in their struggle against the Israeli occupation, home demolitions, and forced displacement.
Until recently, as the Alternative Information Center (AIC) coordinator for the political/social movement in Palestine, Lubna supported grassroots community members and activists in their efforts to mobilize resistance to the occupation. In order to promote leadership among young Palestinian women , she directs a “Girls for Leadership” program in Jerusalem.
Lubna is a member of the board of directors of the Free Gaza Movement and has sailed three times to Gaza in order to break the siege . She believes that real change will come from mobilizing communities at the grassroots .
In June Maguire was a passenger on one of the Free Gaza boats. The boat was seized by Israeli officials and the passengers were detained. Read more about it here .