This summer, Social Connectedness Fellow Priya Nair is conducting an oral history series titled “What We Leave Behind.” Priya is working on SCSC’s Common Threads project, which was created in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières Urban Spaces to build a positive and empowering narrative of forced migration.
Comprising of the personal narratives of those who were forced to flee their countries, “What We Leave Behind” seeks to paint a picture of the lives that people had built before they were forced to flee their countries. These stories aim to highlight the common threads between us, emphasizing how each of us share a connection to people, places, and memories, regardless of where we may be from or where we may be going.
This series was made possible through the support of TakingITGlobal, the Government of Canada and Canada Service Corps.
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