2021 TSOS World Refugee Day Events
This year we will be holding in-person and virtual events for World Refugee Day.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
415 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
World Refugee Day Celebration
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cottonwood Regional Park
4300 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84117
Highlights of the evening include
- introduction of the Global Refugee Archive
- Photobooths celebrating tradition, individual stories, and refuge
- Live performance of multimedia composition “The Story of Our Journey”
- Reading children's books "Samir's Bike" and Lubna and Pebble" and more.
Instagram Live Panel Discussion
View details at We Welcome Refugees
Join a We Welcome Refugees Instagram Live featuring Their Story is Our Story as we honor the stories of refugees.
Virtual Presentation and Panel Discussion
4:00 - 5:00 PM CET (10 AM EST/7AM PST)
This event is organized and hosted by TSOS Community Program Coordinators for Europe (EU/UK/Egypt)
Virtual World Refugee Day Event sharing videos, personal stories, and a panel discussion celebrating the wonderful ways refugees are bringing more joy, culture, and healing to our communities.
We invite you to take a moment to learn more and open your heart to every individual displaced, who is looking for a home.
Virtual Multimedia Composition
"The Story of Our Journey"
1 PM EDT (10 AM PST/7PM CET)
This event is organized and hosted by Sunset Run for Refugees and will be followed by a panel discussion.
The musical score and accompanying film amplify first-hand refugee stories through a multimedia artistic experience. Authentic audio and video interview footage provided by TSOS supports the clarinet and fixed media electronics, providing the viewer with an opportunity to reflect as refugees share details of their personal, arduous journeys from a home lost to a home found.
To learn more about the composition visit https://tsosrefugees.org/conversations/the-story-of-our-journey
In preparation for World Refugee Day, check out our new playlist:
We interviewed Elizabeth Gregg as part of our World Refugee Day event. Elizabeth was first connected with the refugee cause through a Facebook post. One of her friends was creating a sponsor circle for the influx of refugees coming to their community of Seattle, WA. After deciding that participation was possible for their family, Elizabeth got involved.
As part of our World Refugee Day Event, we had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Uzma Jafri. She fills many roles, including physician, business owner, medical director, and most importantly, mother of four. It was during the first few months of her fourth child’s life when Dr. Jafri became interested in refugees. During the countless sleepless nights that accompany newborns, Dr. Jafri would watch coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis. Dr. Jafri felt a pull to help those in the crisis.
During our World Refugee World event, we were able to interview Adrianne Coleman, a volunteer who works with English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Adrianne’s journey to help others started in 5th grade, when a young boy from Iran was in her class. This boy didn’t speak a single word of English, and Adrianne saw how difficult it was for him to integrate into the classroom. Adrianne felt that she could help him, and others like him.