Empower Refugee and Immigrant Voices through Poetry,Art, and Advocacy
for Human Rights.
Saghar Roshan was born and raised in Iran. She graduated high school with a diploma in Physics and Math. She achieved her BA in Philosophy and earned her Master degree in sociology and theology at BIHE University in Iran- Tehran. During that time she wrote her thesis, entitled “Analysis of Creation’s Main Component (Aether) in Philosophy, Religion, and Science”, which was published. Later she wrote Morality in Society. She was a professor at the same university for 2 years. She escaped her homeland at the age of 29 and went to Turkey to process her refugee status through the United Nations due to persecution after the Revaluation in Iran. During her asylum for 7 months in Turkey, she was an active member of human rights’ group; working with refugee minors in Turkey. She was resettled in the United States under refugee status. Saghar worked hard and studied to achieve her dreams in the U.S. She received her associate degree in accounting technology at Alamo Community College of San Antonio. She speaks, reads and writes in English, Farsi (Persian) and Gilaki, her ancestors’ native language. She can read and write in Arabic. To watch the full program, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cctkThP6CN0
We invite submissions on poetry of displacement and resilience by refugees, asylum seekers, and other displaced immigrants as well as those allied in their support. The poetry submissions are currently closed.
Submissions resume 12/1/2021
Will receive $200.00 and a featured publication in Welcome: A Poetry Declaration Publication in 2022