Sami­ra Shifteh is an Iran­ian-Amer­i­can activist based in Seat­tle, who has been work­ing on immi­grant and refugee rights for well over a decade, from sup­port­ing sur­vivors of inti­mate partner/​family vio­lence to orga­niz­ing actions against depor­ta­tions and deten­tion cen­ters. Sura­ia Sahar is an Afghan-Cana­di­an activist based in Toron­to study­ing inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ment at York Uni­ver­si­ty. Urooj Rah­man is a Pak­istani-Amer­i­can activist and lawyer from Brook­lyn, N.Y., who has worked direct­ly with refugees and asy­lum seek­ers as a legal advi­sor while liv­ing in Istan­bul. Present­ly she is the pol­i­cy coor­di­na­tor for Bob Gangi’s may­oral campaign.
Afghan Refugees Rise Up Across Europe
Against the threat of deportation, refugees from Athens to Vienna are standing up for their rights.