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Sandra Khalifa

communications director of the Dream Defenders

My Stories

Stand Your Ground laws found “incompatible” with the “inherent right to life” by United Nations Human Rights Committee

Sandra Khalifa on March 14, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland — Yesterday, multiple members of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UN HRC) found Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and similar laws around the country to be “incompatible” with the “inherent right to life” – Article Six of...

Letters From a YSI Jail

Sandra Khalifa and Arely Lozano-Baugh on January 17, 2014

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." — Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letters from a Birmingham...

Florida Senators to Consider Future of Private Prison Company In Wake of Sexual Abuse

Sandra Khalifa on January 13, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Senators will yield to mounting pressure from youth, community members, and fellow legislators from across the state and hold a public meeting on Wednesday to examine multiple allegations of abuse, negligence and unsanitary living conditions at...