Today is World Refugee Day, an occasion established by the United Nations in 2001 to recognize and stand in solidarity with the global refugee population, which, according to the U.N., stands at around 25.9 million. This Sunday, community members will gather at Durham Central Park to celebrate Durham’s refugee and immigrant population.
This event—the third annual of its kind—is cohosted by World Relief Durham and Church World (CWS) in partnership with the city of Durham, and will include speeches from Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson; Wasif Qureshi from Islamic Relief USA; Cing, a refugee from Burma; and Fidel, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Durham Refugee Day 2019 will include vendors, kid-friendly activities, and live music by Dub Addis and Lost n Sound. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and will run until 6:00 p.m. You can find more information (and multilingual flyers to download) on the Durham Refugee Day page.
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