Conversations

Dedicated TSOS team members work hard to collect refugees’ stories and to advocate on their behalf. Learn more about the work, the people and the stories! Our team is always at hand to inform, present or answer your questions.

Events

Come join us as we Educate, Integrate, and Advocate for Refugees in our Communities. One Story at a Time.

June 10, 2021

Events

Come join us as we Educate, Integrate, and Advocate for Refugees in our Communities. One Story at a Time.

June 10, 2021

BlogEducation

The true story of how one Syrian man cares for the stray cats in his war-torn city, showing the difference one individual can make.

June 8, 2021

BlogEducation

A true story written by Daniel Nayeri who left Iran at the age of 8 and resettled in Oklahoma. The way Daniel is treated will remind readers of the value of kindness and will make them think before they judge another for being different.

May 12, 2021

Blog

Help Biden keep his promise to increase the number of refugee admissions from 15,000 to 62,500 for FY2021. Visit the Exodus Refugees Advocacy webpage to see details about the Top 3 Ways You Can Take Action.

April 28, 2021

BlogEducation

In a Sesame Street simplistic style, We're Different, We're the Same shows how we can have things about us that are different and yet have things in common.

March 31, 2021

Blog

As our little Kansas City team and wonderful helpers worked together, we have discovered more love for the incredible refugee families than we could ever have anticipated. And with that, a yearning to tell the stories that brought them to our shared Kansas City home.

March 26, 2021

BlogEducation

Each country's different tradition is a delightful way to show that love can be shown in a variety of ways.

March 5, 2021

"By December 2019 the need in Paris was so overwhelming and had been for a long time. I couldn’t look away. In fact, deep down I felt a call to help." A story of ingenuity, boldness, and partnership helped meet the needs of hungry displaced people in France.

February 24, 2021

BlogEducation

How does it feel not to be included? Stricly No Elephants empowers children to think about how to make the best of an unpleasant experience to bring about change.

February 17, 2021
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Global Refugee Archive

The unique database of the stories collected by TSOS, as well as by our partner organizations, that are made available to the public, academic researchers, and humanitarians. Housed at BYU’s Harold B. Lee library, the archive is currently under construction and will be activated in April 2021. At that time, it is expected that the archive will hold hundreds of stories, with new stories added each month.

Special Projects

Let Me Tell You My Story

Let Me Tell You My Story is a gathering of stories collected by TSOS in hardback book format. This volume debuts personal stories of the men, women and children who, through no fault of their own, became refugees.

Heartbreaking, hopeful and unapologetically honest, these firsthand accounts highlight the resistance, resilience and grit of the human spirit, and serve as a lesson to us all about compassion and community.

Published by Familius, this 332-page Amazon best-selling hardback book features photographs by Portraitist of France 2017, Christophe Mortier and award-winning UK-based photographer, Lindsay Silsby, as well as illustrations by award-winning portraitist, Elizabeth Thayer.

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The Story of Our Journey

The musical score and accompanying film amplify first-hand refugee stories through a multimedia artistic experience. Authentic audio and video interview footage provided by TSOS supports the clarinet and fixed media electronics, providing the viewer with an opportunity to reflect as refugees share details of their personal, arduous journeys from a home lost to a home found.

An educational and advocacy tool, the film project can be customized to fit the needs of academic institutions, public schools, IGOs and NGOs, and other interested parties, as well as an installation in museums or at conferences. If you are interested in hosting the film project, please contact us.

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