Our mission often aligns with the work of other organizations and academic institutions seeking to meet the needs of people who have been forced to flee their homes. Through collaborative projects including publications in magazines, journals, and in book format; from artistic expression through painting, music, and art; and presentations at conferences and institutions, we can leverage our common purpose to strengthen our impact and mutually enlarge our reach in creating communities of welcome and belonging.
If you are interested in collaborating on a project with us, we would be glad to hear from you.
GLOBAL REFUGEE ARCHIVE
The unique database of the stories collected by TSOS, as well as by our partner organizations, is 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 fully activated in October 2021. At that time, it is expected that the archive will hold hundreds of stories, with new stories added each month.
BOOK: 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.
MULTIMEDIA COMPOSITION: The Story of Our Journey
Created in collaboration with clarinetist Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, the project initiator and lead, and composer Dylan Findley, the artistic director, the 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.
COLLABORATION: Helping Refugees Navigate the U.S. Healthcare System
In partnership with Georgetown School of Medicine, NoVa Friends of Refugees, Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington, and the Virginia Department of Health, Their Story is Our Story collaborates annually on a project that the students can complete to help refugees navigate the U.S. healthcare system.
PRESENTATION: Message for the Symposium
Invited as one of the keynote speakers at the conference, TSOS focused on highlighting the challenges of a child refugee.
Organized by Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Harvard Divinity School, and the Catholic Project at the Catholic University of America’s conference on establishing World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healing and Justice.