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Isra Chaker is a Syrian-American civil rights activist, humanitarian advocate, and public speaker. She serves as the Senior Refugee, Migration and Protection Campaign Lead at one of the leading international NGOs in the world, Oxfam America; where she uses her advocacy expertise in managing this campaign that advocates for vulnerable people such as refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, and opposes discriminatory policies such as the Muslim Bans. She is an appointed Ambassador for One Young World, a global forum of young innovative leaders. She is a Public Advocate for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency USA (UNRWA) for her invaluable contributions in raising awareness and funds for their projects supporting Palestine refugees. In addition, Isra was recently chosen as an Icon for the “We The Future” campaign by Amplifier, which recognizes ten young activists from across the United States in their leading work on current social justice issues affecting humanity. Isra was chosen to represent the refugee and immigration justice theme, known as “We the Future, will not be Banned”. She is the only Muslim in the campaign, and art work of Isra as well as a curriculum she designed to break down the stereotypes and misconceptions of Muslims, refugees and immigrants was taught to over 400,000 students in schools across the United States in the 2019 academic year.
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