WHAT DOES HOME MEAN TO YOU?
Much has been published about refugees and immigrants in the past few years. They are frequently depicted as a threatening wave of criminals, intent on destroying our way of life. They are not. They are individuals who have been forced from their homes and must not only adjust to their new environments, but also create a new meaning for the word "home".Twisted Road Publications hopes to assist in creating a more just and welcoming society by helping all of us understand these journeys and the people who have been forced to make them.
We want to tell these stories, and we need your help.
We are partnering with a new non-profit organization, Refugee Stories, Inc. to collect, transcribe and publish some of the stories of refugees and immigrants who have recently come to this country.
This is a big project for is a small press with limited resources. We need your help, to be able to:
- Offer small gifts to individuals who are willing to share their stories.
- Provide advance payments to the interviewers and transcribers from Refugee Stories, Inc. to help cover some of their up-front costs and help their organization get established.
- Cover up-front costs for editing, designing, and publishing the finished stories.Your support will allow us to collect and publish the first volume of stories: Journey From Home
. Proceeds from the sale of books will help both Twisted Road Publications and Refugee Stories, Inc., continue this important work, and allow us to follow these families through the next phase of their journeys and explore with them The Meaning of Home.