Who is Rhea Biswas: Rhea Biswas, a teacher at the Texas Debate Collective, recently got a lot of press for interrupting a meeting in Congress about anti-Semitism. The aggressively dressed Houstonian with red hands that stand for blood and a “Cease fire now” T-shirt wanted to bring attention to the ongoing war in the Middle East.
Who is Rhea Biswas?
Rhea Biswas is a member of the Texas Debate Collective and comes from a variety of backgrounds. She taught English as a Second Language at English Pour Tout Le Monde in Paris, where she taught classes for adults who were refugees or were looking for protection. She also worked as an intern lawyer at the Fort Bend Public Defender’s Office, where she helped with both minor and felony cases.
As an organizing intern for the Sri For Congress Campaign, Rhea reached out to voters in multiple languages, led “Get Out the Vote” workshops, and pushed for people to register to vote. She has gone to The George Washington University to get a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and The American University of Paris to study International and Comparative Politics.
Rhea’s action in Washington, D.C. has caused people to talk about how to properly deal with global issues and how these kinds of actions affect public debate.
The upsetting event happened as tensions between Israel and the Palestinians were rising, with a surprise attack on Israel by terrorists from Hamas and Islamic Jihad. There have been deaths and hostage situations in the war, which has made people around the world worried and led to calls for a truce.