"[The Ethiopian government] wants us to live in this fear-stricken environment, believing that you can go back [to prison] at any time. And you have to censor yourself... So I contacted SAR through their website and finally it worked.”
"[Theater] opens possibilities for asking the questions that should be asked. We, Syrians, now are in need more than any time in the past to ask the right questions."
"Especially in these extraordinary times, it is ever more important to defend the core values of higher education all over the world."
Chris Tatara (Illinois Wesleyan University, Class of 2014) describes the impact working with SAR has had on his life, as well as the impact he has had on SAR.
“I dream everyday of returning to my homeland, […] a homeland that respects minds and thinkers…”
“With the continued support and dedication of universities in the SAR network, I am where I am today: I am safe and able to contribute to my academic field.”
“The Director of Prisons told me that I was no longer a professor. He told me to forget my name. He said that when I die, they would just throw me away.”