April 13, 2022

Mormon Women for Ethical Government Conference: Small Acts, Big Impact

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TSOS was happy to participate in the annual conference held by Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG), leading a discussion entitled, “Making Space: Welcoming the Newcomer,” focused on how we can build strong, welcoming communities through education, advocacy and integration and providing practical examples and ideas on how to get involved in this important work.

Christy Bishop, Sarah Webb and Kristen Smith Dayley each shared personal experiences, admitting that this work should come with a warning label. It’s hard to just “dip your toe in,” as once you realize you have a place in this work, it’s hard to stop! The opportunities to get involved are as limitless as your imagination and the power of working with strong, inspiring, resilient people courageously starting over in their lives changes you for the better.

We enjoyed rubbing shoulders with old and new friends, many of whom have offered ways they can help magnify TSOS’ work of changing hearts and minds, one story at a time.

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Voice Your Support for Afghan Adjustment

The Afghan Adjustment (AA) has been reintroduced in both the House (H.R.4627) and the Senate (S.2327) of the United States by a bipartisan group of legislators. We invite you to join us in honoring our promise to our Afghan allies by urging your representatives to pass the Afghan Adjustment!

December 6, 2023

Slam the Islamophobia

The Emerald Project is a Utah-based organization that carefully designs dialogues to engage with non-Muslims to make Salt Lake Valley a more welcoming home to Muslims. As many of our refugee friends belong to the Muslim faith, we applaud opportunities that foster understanding and were pleased to support The Emerald Project’s 3rd annual “Slam the Islamophobia” event on February 15th.

September 25, 2023

Invisible Barriers and Battles: The Mental Health Impact on Refugees

Refugees often risk their lives crossing deserts, jungles, and oceans all in the search for shelter, freedom, or happiness. Yet, even once they’ve reached physical safety, mental mountains emerge that make daily life an uphill climb. At the November 2022 conference for the Utah Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (USOPHE), presenters Shurooq Al Jewari and Sasha Sloan discussed mental health and inclusion, focusing on immigrants and refugees.

September 15, 2023
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