Basma Eid is a first generation Arab-American born to Egyptian immigrants based in Queens, NY. She currently is the Campaigns and Membership Coordinator at the International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net). She previously served as the National Program Manager at Freedom to Thrive where she supported intersectional abolitionist organizing. She has spent time organizing alongside NY’s diverse street vendor community where she worked on the decriminalization of street vending. She helped to launch the Delfino Leadership Institute, a year long worker training program focused around organizing and solidarity building across immigrant communities and communities of color. Basma has been involved with The Leap Program since 2012 and previously served on its Board of Directors. In 2017 she joined the SWANA Connect diaspora delegation to Athens, Greece. She received her MSc 2014 in Labor, Social Movements, and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Areas : Crimigration, Workers rights and labor; refugee rights/Palestinian refugees in Lebanon