ROC amplifies diverse narratives of migrant and displaced communities through alliance and relationship building. We work to make the US a more welcoming place to resettling communities and to eradicate refugee camps as a normative concept.
We create platforms for people who have experienced or are experiencing displacement to educate our audiences and advocate on their own behalf. In so doing we hope to complicate monolithic perceptions of displaced and resettling communities and build a network of allies and support.
Additionally, we organize a variety of relationship-building programs between communities who are migrating and allies in hopes of facilitating meaningful friendships.Friends will learn from one another’s different life histories and provide a helping hand when needed.
All in all, ROC connects communities to challenge monolithic narratives of migrant communities, and refugee camps as a normative concept by facilitating a network of support and solidarity to migrating people.