Join Us in Utah for the Displacement Today TSOS Lecture Series, 21-23 October 2021

Perspective and Proximity: the Curtailment of Pride

I have so many questions: how do we decide who deserves refuge and who doesn’t? Have we ever needed refuge, or even imagined what circumstances would send us thousands of miles by foot to beg for refuge? But it comes down to one: “who would I give shelter to?”... I lie awake at night wondering what I can possibly say to help people understand what I’ve come to know for myself.

July 18, 2019

Our First University Chapter at BYU and Debut Event

Six weeks almost to the day from when we were officially recognized as an on-campus organization, we held our first event as the newly-formed pilot chapter of TSOS.

July 10, 2019

Cheering Louder

Everyone can do something to drown out hate with love. We can all go to the places where newcomers are settling in our own communities and cheer louder.

July 1, 2019

Press Release

One Journey Festival 2019

In concert with World Refugee Day celebrations, One Journey Festival, whose mission is to amplify refugee voices and enhance public awareness of refugee talents and contributions, hosted its 2nd annual event at the National Cathedral at the end of June drawing more than 5,000 participants. TSOS was there along with 200+ businesses and refugee support organizations for the day-long festival featured music, dance, storytelling, soccer, a take action tent, virtual reality, speakers, refugee-owned food trucks, a robust marketplace, unity parade, and more.

June 29, 2019

Press Release

Direct Help for Asylum Seekers coming from Detention Centers

Are you feeling helpless and wish you knew who and how to help? While in Arizona, we met and interviewed many organizations that are on the ground, in the trenches, meeting the immediate and urgent needs of those coming directly from ICE detention centers.

June 25, 2019

Press Release

Refugee Food Festival

Food is a universal way of communicating who we are, where we've come from, and what we have to offer those around us. There are few things more central and foundational to our human connectedness than through the act of breaking bread together.

June 24, 2019

Press Release

2019 World Refugee Day Celebrations, Washington D.C.

On June 20, 2019 representatives from our TSOS-D.C. team celebrated World Refugee Day at the Sunset Run for Refugees, walking the 2-mile route from George Washington University to Lincoln Memorial.

June 20, 2019

The Shocking Stories We Found at the US Border that are Now My Story

I can't help but be reminded of this truth, that is screaming through my exhausted body and soul today: THEIR STORY IS MY STORY.

June 7, 2019

Stories of Loss — Stories of Reconnection

It comes as no surprise that mental health issues are common among refugees. Fleeing your home and country means loss and disconnection, but knowing what disconnects can help build reconnection.

April 30, 2019

Refugee Perspectives

Oh you Ocean: Hamed's poem

My name is Hamed. This is my poem. I am from Afghanistan, in Kabul. I worked with the US Army as an interpreter. When the American troops left Afghanistan, the lives of all the interpreters were in danger. Many times we were threatened by the Taliban. I made it to safety in Switzerland and volunteer with Their Story is Our Story to help gather and share the stories of others forced to flee.

April 24, 2019
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