With an objective to share refugee stories collected by our teams with as many diverse audiences as possible, TSOS regularly engages in publications and special projects. From artistic expression through painting, music, and art, to presentations at conferences and institutions, and publications in magazines, journals, and in book format, our projects are a witness of the displacement, but also of hope.
If you are interested in collaborative work with us, we would love to hear from you.
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.
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.
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.