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.
Samira Shifteh, Suraia Sahar and Urooj Rahman