PRESS RELEASE: Frankfurt-based refugee-storysharing charity joins forces with Frankfurt International School to host special event
Their Story is Our Story, a charity run entirely by volunteers, is collaborating with the prestigious school for this first event of its kind to help bridge the gap between refugees and established citizens within the local communities of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
‘Giving Voice: An Evening of Refugee Stories and Music’ will take place on Monday 11 February, 2019, at 7pm at Frankfurt International School Auditorium.
The event will include performances by Grenzenlos, a musical group formed exclusively by refugees and led by Sadegh Moazzen, who after fleeing his native Persia is now a concert guitarist, composer, and music teacher in Frankfurt. And, Parsa Behroz, a singer and songwriter forced to flee his native Iran, who is now finally able to live his life peacefully as a musician in Germany. Speakers will also narrate first-hand refugee stories shared with Their Story is Our Story, as featured in the charity’s new book release Let Me Tell You My Story.
“We may look different, dress differently and eat differently,” explains Trisha Leimer, Chair and Founder of Their Story is Our Story. “But, we connect when we share our music, our food and our stories. It’s these shared experiences that build understanding, and strong and safe communities.”
ABOUT THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY
Their Story is Our Story uses storysharing to form partnerships with refugee-supporting organisations to help people fleeing war, persecution and violence to reach safety, feel integrated in their new communities and achieve acculturation. For more information, please visit https://tsosrefugees.org/
Melissa Dalton Bradford
Executive Director, Their Story is Our Story
T: +49 160 6863458 E: [email protected]
Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) today announced the launch of the Global Refugee Archive, a database of refugee stories from around the world. The archive is housed at Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library ScholarsArchive and is available to the public, academic researchers, and humanitarians alike.
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