Iraqi teacher settles into her new life in Jacksonville

  Good News: Iraqi teacher settles into her new life in Jacksonville | Basma Alawee, a teacher at The Foundation Academy and refugee advocate, is continuing the work for which she was honored earlier this year by U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw. To highlight her accomplishments, Crenshaw entered remarks in the official Congressional Record. Source:  

Delegate Basma Alawee Speaks Out on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric and Meets with Refugee Students

Delegate Basma Alawee was featured in a local newspaper story in response to campaign rhetoric against Muslim immigrants. Frank Denton: The other side of the refugee issue Basma also organized a holiday party and New Year’s celebration for refugee students at a Jacksonville high school. Basma used this as an opportunity to talk to the students about the issues they […]

Basma Alawee

State: Florida City of Residence: Atlantic Beach, Florida Country of origin: Iraq Arrival in the U.S.: 2010 Ms. Basma Alawee her husband were forced to flee Iraq when her family was targeted due to her husband’s employment by an American company. Ms. Alawee now lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida with her husband and two daughters. Although she was a material […]