2021 World Refugee Day Events- Salt Lake City
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.
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:
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The Emerald Project is a Utah-based organization that carefully designs dialogues to engage with non-Muslims to make Salt Lake Valley a more welcoming home to Muslims. As many of our refugee friends belong to the Muslim faith, we applaud opportunities that foster understanding and were pleased to support The Emerald Project’s 3rd annual “Slam the Islamophobia” event on February 15th.
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