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Twin Cities World Refugee Day

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Loring Park

1382 Willow St

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Twin Cities 13th Annual World Refugee Day will be held on July 14th, 2019!

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Twin Cities World Refugee Day is a family-oriented day of celebration that highlights the stories, arts, and cultures of the thousands of refugees in Minnesota and the diversity of cultures, experiences, and assets they bring to our community. The purpose of TCWRD is to provide a platform for refugee stories and artistic practices, to honor their lives and raise awareness of the millions of refugees in the world who have been forced to flee their homes. The annual event is held each year to recognize refugees’ journeys to their new homes through celebration and education. TCWRD is a proud community event that is planned and implemented by volunteers.

This event is FREE and open to the public - you can choose to donate but no tickets are required

Those in attendance at the 7/14/19 TCWRD event will experience the following:

  • A cultural stage will profile at least 15 cultural artists/groups representing at least 10 nationalities inclusive of dance, music, spoken word and other unique performances by a multitude of performers (i.e., Hmong, Karen, Lao, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Somali, Oromo, Congolese, Sudanese, Russian, Latinx, etc.).
  • A resource fair involving at least 50 different organizations that support Minnesota refugees.
  • A media relations booth will make community and organizational leaders available for interviews
  • A volunteer booth will deploy 60 volunteers to assist with various aspects of the event.
  • 15-20 food and art vendors selling unique food, beverages and art will be on site.

More than 20 nationalities are represented with large contingencies from East and West African, Central and Southeast Asia, and Central/South America. Those in attendance are there to celebrate culture, expand intercultural understanding, improve knowledge of immigrant and refugee issues and build connections and friendships.

TCWRD attracts a diverse audience of 2,000+ people who have come to Minnesota from around the world. Three refugee community leaders (i.e., Visionary, Innovator and Youth) are honored during a 2pm ceremony.

Please come join us for this celebration of community, diversity, and experience!

Check out our website: tcworldrefugeeday.org

Twin Cities World Refugee Day is coordinated by CAPI USA, an immigrant-led, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping Minnesota’s newest refugees and immigrants gain access to jobs, housing, food, health education, youth and senior social services in order to promote economic independence, self-determination and social equality.

To learn more about the services CAPI offers, visit our site at CAPIUSA.org

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