Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June = World Refugee Day!

June 20 is world Refugee Day. In Colorado, there are events happening all month and all over to mark the occasion, from Greeley down to Colorado Springs.

Tonight, African Community Center of Denver presents Voices of Refugees, which features refugees telling their stories in their own words. This is always a powerful and moving experience. the event is free and open to the public.

Voices of Refugees
Wednesday, June 12
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Aurora Central High School
11700 E 11th Ave, Aurora, CO 80010

For more information about the event and to read profiles of the featured speakers, click here.

There are dozens more World Refugee Day events happening around our area from now through June 23. Click here for a printable schedule of all events. You can dine out and have part of the price of your meal donated to refugee resettlement. Attend cultural immersion events, enjoy free coffee, learn about employing refugees, visit a photo exhibit or two, shop for crafts, or take part in a 5K run.

Whatever you decide to take part in, please be sure to bring along friends and family to help raise awareness about the refugees being resettled in our communities.

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