Collaborating for Change
Recently, I have collaborated with Miss Utah, Sasha Sloan, to work on school assemblies that could raise awareness and education on refugees and mental health among young minds. Some of the topics that we will be talking about are Mental Health, Refugees, Cultural capital, Social capital, and asking the right questions. Sasha is an amazing advocate for those that have been displaced and has become a wonderful friend. Click the link to learn more about Sasha's "Refugees Welcome" message and keep watching for more information about our soon-to-come School Assemblies.
My team and I have also been volunteering for Women of the World. We have been helping Afghan families here in Utah with filling petition applications to US senators to initiate the process of bringing their family members to a safe place.
In October, the TSOS BYU chapter was involved in the Displacement Today: TSOS Lecture Series. If you are a BYU or UVU student and would like to get involved in our campus outreach, please contact our campus chair, Jarom Hickenlooper, at [email protected].
Lastly, Tyler Rich started a TSOS chapter at Utah State University. To get involved with that group, contact him at [email protected]
If you have a story, experience or opinion to share in support of our Afghan allies, we ask you to share it to help us demonstrate public support for legislation that supports and aids these individuals and families.