a collaboration with displaced people to build ALLYSHIP through virtual exchanges and creative PROJECTS that uplift and support refugees while deconstructing misconceptions, fear and bias around people of the Middle East. 

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Creating income for refugees through employment and using our platform to sell t-shirts, art and poetry they create

MENTORSHIPS & WORKSHOPS

Offer free skill and professional development workshops to displaced people including resume writing, digital literacy & asylum / legal rights trainings 

DIALOGUE & VIRTUAL EXCHANGES 

Confront misconceptions through radically honest dialogue sessions
 

Classroom exchanges with college & high school students 

ADVOCACY

We provide updated information on policies that affect the lives of refugees & asylum seekers and create easy ways for people to get involved for progressive change 

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CO - DIRECTOR

AWS JUBAIR

From Baghdad, Iraq, Aws Jubair is a refugee activist, humanitarian worker and filmmaker who lives in Turkey. His passion is to support and advocate for refugees and LGBTQ issues in the MENA region. Aws also manages 2 other projects, The Aman Project and United Hands for Refugees.

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CO-DIRECTOR

JOSIE YGNATOWIZ

Josie is an educator, connector, activist and multimedia artist living in the magical place of New Orleans. She has worked in refugee resettlement with the IRC and is a recipient of the FLAS and CLS scholarships that allowed her to travel, work and live in the Middle East. She is passionate about dismantling white supremacism and deconstructing colonially imposed borders. 

OUR TEAM

creating opportunities for collaboration across borders to 

empower 

each 

"other"

PAST WORK 

 
 

CONTACT US!

de.otherize@gmail.com

Funded by the Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Program

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