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2022 TSOS World Refugee Day Events

World Refugee Day 2021

Their Story is Our Story is proud to invite you to our virtual and in-person WORLD REFUGEE DAY EVENTS in a community near you!

Friday, JUNE 17

“What Does Welcome Look Like?”

Virtual Event

10:00am Pacific (U.S.) / 1:00pm Eastern (U.S.) / 6:00pm London / 7:00pm Europe

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As of May 23rd, UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, reports that more than 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to violence, conflict, persecution, and human rights violations.

Join Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) and One Journey Festival on Friday, June 17th as we discuss “What Does Welcome Look Like?” and learn from the personal experiences of displaced people and those who have welcomed them.

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IN-PERSON EVENTS
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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Friday, JUNE 17

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, JUNE 18

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Utah Refugee Services World Refugee Week

Cottonwood Regional Park 4300 South 1300 East Millcreek, UT

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Enjoy a cultural celebration of food, dance, music, arts and crafts, children's activities, and more. This year will also feature a Friday night outdoor movie in partnership with Venture Out.

FREE ADMISSION.

Visit us at the THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY TENTS for:

  • Children’s stories and activities

  • Art Exhibit

  • Miss Utah America Sasha Sloan and TSOS Community Program Coordinator Shurooq Al Jewari presentation - Names and Identities

Saturday, JUNE 18
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AUSTIN, TEXAS

Austin Refugee Roundtable’s World Refugee Day Celebration

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin

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Witness a naturalization ceremony, free samples of world cuisine, live music, and activities for families with kids of all ages. Join us in honoring refugees from around the globe!

Come and visit us at the THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY booth.

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BOISE, IDAHO

World Refugee Day Boise

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Grove Plaza, 827 W Main St

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An opportunity for the community to come together with our newest Idahoans to celebrate their international cultures and contributions to our society. Enjoy ethnic food, performances, artisans, and a citizenship ceremony.

Come and visit us at the THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY booth.

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KANSAS CITY

KC World Refugee Day

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

KC Library North East Branch

6000 Wilson Avenue, Kansas City, MO

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A multicultural community celebration with games, food, resources, and more!

Come and visit us at the THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY booth.


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MISSOULA, MONTANA

Soft Landing Missoula Annual World Refugee Day Soccer Game
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Soft Landing Missoula
939 Stephens Avenue, Suite C Missoula, MT, 59801

*****

Honor World Refugee Day (June 20th) with the annual World Refugee Day soccer game and community party!

Stay tuned for more details.


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PHOENIX, ARIZONA

World Refugee Day AZ

11 am - 3 pm

Phoenix College

1202 Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

A multicultural community celebration with cultural foods, entertainment, kids' activities, cultural resources, and more!

Come and visit us at the THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY booth.

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TUCSON, ARIZONA

World Refugee Day AZ

11 am - 2 pm

Amphi High School

125 W Yavapai Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

A multicultural community celebration with cultural foods, entertainment, kids' activities, cultural resources, and more!

JOIN GATHERING HUMANITY, TSOS PARTNER IN Phoenix ARIZONA, FOR A DAY OF SERVICE

June 15, 2022 10:00 am-Noon

Gathering Humanity, Gilbert Serving Center

726 N. Greenfield Rd.

Suite #120, Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Saturday, JUNE 25
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CLARKSTON, GEORGIA

Clarkston Coalition for Refugee Service Agencies World Refugee Day Celebration

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Refuge Coffee

4170 E Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Clarkston, GA 30021

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Enjoy delicious food from local vendors, lots of family-friendly activities, and delicious tea and coffee drinks (lots of iced options!) as you meet your neighbors. Guest speakers, music and dance performances, and vendor’s market.

Come and visit us at the THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY booth.


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WASHINGTON, DC

One Journey Festival

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC.

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This family-friendly festival brings people together through our modern-day shared languages of humanity: art, food, music, dance, storytelling, soccer and technology. Rain or shine.

Come and visit us at the THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY booth.


Their Story is Our Story aims to change the perception and reception of refugees worldwide. We urge local citizens to create communities where newcomers feel supported and safe by contacting your elected officials to express support for refugee resettlement, to volunteer, or donate in-kind or funds.

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