Dedicated TSOS team members work hard to collect refugees’ stories and to advocate on their behalf. Learn more here about the work, the people and what moves us! Our team is always at hand to inform, present or answer your questions.
Check out the line-up of musicians and bands, food and other goods, you can expect to find at this incredible event!
Mark your calendars! Come enjoy a night of entertainment, food, and friends! All donations will go to helping our refugee friends. It's a super fun and easy way to make a big difference!
Their stories help me understand what is it that leads a person to abandon home, family and friends, to leave behind culture and country, to uproot oneself from everything that has contributed to one’s identity, and to travel a road paved with uncertainty, danger, and possible death to a foreign place where there is no friend. Their stories help me understand the motivating power of hope and resilience.
Winter was approaching and the only explanation I can fathom for why these men were treated like they were less than animals is because people felt threatened by their presence and perceived them to be an invincible, menacing force. In reality, men are vulnerable precisely because we perceive them to be invincible.
". . .the people inside this remarkable volume of exquisite photography and stories of resilience will teach you that the surest way to draw humans together begins with the words "I want to tell you my story . . ."
No one country can solve the migration crisis alone. No single organization can relieve the human suffering taking place. However, linked together, united and connected, we are stronger than the sum of our parts. Common solutions based on reaching out and pulling in will not only save untold lives, but it will define our success as individuals, and our future as a human family.
Our camera has one lens, our clipboard one pen, and as we sit knee to knee and look into that one person’s eyes and focus for that moment in time on that one story there is no question that for him or her our efforts mean everything.
The skilled and talented refugees we've met have proven time and again that they are ready, able, and willing to work hard, to contribute to the communities where they live, and to make a life for themselves and their families. They are good people who've often come from successful lives and careers in their home countries.
Throughout their winter semester at Brigham Young University in Utah, USA, graduate students in the department of Communications devoted their studies to analyzing the social media reach and strengthening the efficiency and impact of the work we are doing at Their Story is Our Story.
TSOS is honored and grateful to have been asked by the General Relief Society Presidency of the LDS Church to contribute to this important international conference.