Students at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA have come together to tell stories of but a fraction of the struggles faced by Syrian refugees from around the world, in their efforts to escape the atrocities taking place in their home country and make a better life elsewhere.
This project was created in an effort to mobilize support against HR4038, a bill being debated in the United States Senate which would make it practically impossible for Syrian and Iraqi refugees fleeing persecution to be admitted to the United States.
Yussre ElBardicy, a member of the Muslim Students Association and senior at the College is the brain behind the project. She had this to say: "It's important to humanize the conflict. We're so desensitized to numbers that we forget that the people behind those numbers are real. I thought that appealing to the shared values that define the American ethos would be a good way to push people to use their voice and hopefully enact change."
"It's important to humanize the conflict. We're so desensitized to numbers that we forget that the people behind those numbers are real."
Now to let the video speak for itself:
To take action against HR4308 and urge your Senator to be bold against fear: https://www.hrw.org/support-us/advocacy/contact-your-senators-support-refugees#/1
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