Suzanne Weiss is an activist in anti-imperialist movements in Canada, including the Coalition to End Israeli Apartheid, and its sister organization, Not In Our Name (NION): Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism. She is the author of "Anti-Semitism, Zionism, and the Defense of Palestinian Rights", and also co-author of "Venezuela Eyewitness: Achievements and Challenges Facing the Bolivarian Revolution Today". She is a Jewish holocaust survivor.
Samah Sabawi is a Palestinian Canadian writer who was born in Gaza and was displaced with her family in the aftermath of Israel's occupation of the Gaza strip in 1967. Today, Samah still has family and loved ones living under Israeli siege in Gaza. Her work reflects her passion about her heritage and her desire for a peaceful resolution that is based on justice and respect of human rights for all. Ms. Sabawi has written and produced two plays and she continues to be involved with various grass roots organizations in Canada as well as in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.