The first step in becoming a strong advocate is education. We encourage you to read, watch and listen to the stories and perspectives of people who have experienced displacement and resettlement. Here are some of those stories, along with informational pieces and graphics to put displacement into context. Suggestions welcome at


Miriam, one of our 2018-2019 Advisory Board members and a mentee in our Chicago Mentoring Program since 2015, went on live radio with Broken English Radio Show to share her story. You can listen to the show below!

Miriam (Myanmar)

This episode was flat out incredible. I sat down with Miriam, a 19 year old refugee from Myanmar. Her and her family's story is nothing short of unbelievable. Born into a civil war, Miriam's family fled to Malaysia and went into hiding. RefugeeOne helped orchestrate Miriam's refugee status and get her family here to Chicago.

The Lily: 16 in a refugee camp: Here’s what her days are like

The New York Times: Following a Refugee Family's Long Journey to U.S. Citizenship

Medium: Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours by Clemantine Wamariya

NPR: 2018 Was A Year Of Drastic Cuts To U.S. Refugee Admissions

The Washington Post: 75 years of major refuge crises around the world