a collaboration with displaced people of the middle east
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
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
CO - DIRECTOR
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.
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.
creating opportunities for collaboration across borders to
learn and grow
from each other.
12/2/2018: New Orleans, Louisiana
Watch Will Picard (Washington, D.C.) Executive Director of the Yemen Peace Project explain current legislation to pull the U.S. out of the war and updates on the crisis in Yemen
Watch Yazan al-Shakoohhy (Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan) Co-director of the De-Otherizing the Middle East Dialogue Project discuss mental health issues among displaced youth in the Middle East
Watch Bashar Balleh (Istanbul, Turkey) of Country for Syria tell his story of how the U.S. Travel Ban has affected Syrian refugees