BASMA ALAWEE | Recognizing the Collective Power of Refugees
Basma Alawee is the National Campaign Director for We Are All America, and Executive Director of Weavetales. She oversees organizing efforts for policy changes and support for refugee communities with We Are All America in 21 states. In 2019, she founded Weavetales and has helped share the stories of 300+ refugees and immigrants, and developed storytelling training programs. Her lived experiences as a former refugee from Iraq fuels her passion and dedication for advocacy. Basma’s work has earned her much recognition, including Jacksonville’s EVE Award in 2020, Athena40’s "40 Under 40” in 2021, and Grant Thornton’s Purple Paladin in 2022.