Share your Story

This digital archive is being developed in collaboration with Queens University of Charlotte, Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency, and a number of non-profit organizations in and around Charlotte, NC. We’d love to hear your story of finding refuge in the United States! If you’d like to be included in the Global South project please contact Dr. Sarah Griffith at: or by phone, 704-337-2562

Special thanks to our 2016 storytelling volunteers:

Hassan Shiraz
David Pau
Wilfrido and Zulema (last name withheld)
Hari Dhimal
Thakur Mishra
Bertin Mongango
Minela Terzic

and students who helped to research and create this site

Anika Sichelstiel
Cammy Case
Madison Omli
Jackson Hall
Amanda Tipton
Kayla Barone
Matthew Gearing
John O’Grady
Charlotte Ring
Lizette Salas
Chloe Blythe
Kyrie Dobson
Ally Bush
Angelica Tascione
Olivia Arnold (creator/researcher)
Hailey Riffe
Katy Miller
Jerika Acorda
Lauren Schaffer