Open Minds, Open Doors presents The FACES of Syrian Refugees
Organized by: OM, OD
The word is spreading...
February 21, 2017
Since March 2011 over 5 million Syrians have fled their country due to war. The United States has taken in just 18,007 Syrian refugees since that time.
The FACES of Syrian Refugees is a multi-media exhibit that will tour the US to tell the untold story of the Syrian refugee crisis. While much of the reporting on the Syrian refugee crisis has portrayed them as dirty, sad, despondent, and perhaps dangerous, and numerous US polls have shown that a large majority of Americans don’t favor allowing Syrian immigrants into our country, the whole story is not being told.
We will introduce Americans to 20 different Syrians who left their war-torn country and have found a new home, in a new community outside the US.
The untold story of the benefits and strength that Syrian immigrants can bring to a community needs to be brought to light. Most Syrians leaving their country are intelligent, successful people whose lives were ripped out from under them and, while they didn’t want to leave Syria, have left to find a new place to put down roots and make a meaningful contribution to their new community.
Together, we will tell that story. We have completed the hard part. Our team has traveled, met, interviewed and photographed 20 Syrians in their new homes. We will show them as they are: contributing members of their community and reveal them as human beings, not so different than you and I.
Please watch the video and help if you can. This funding will be 100% used to create the actual exhibit that will tour the US. Thank you, and please get in touch with us if you would like The FACES of Syrian Refugees to come to your city.