Story Maps

“Because for me, maps represent life. If there is no life, no society, no culture, no people, there would be no maps…maps not only define borders, they are also about people.”  —Tiffany Chung, artist

On these pages, we take our cue from Chung that “maps represent life.” We endeavor to reconstruct maps about refugees to tell a different story by refugees; that is, how they came from a history of militarism; how they have rebuilt their communities; and how they continue to survive and thrive, telling stories, rewriting history, and making art, literature, poetry, and films along the way.

Please click on a location on the map to know more about various refugee communities in California.