Save the Date to Commemorate World Refugee Day 2012!

In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly established June 20th as World Refugee Day – a day that honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.

Every year on World Refugee Day people around the world have celebrated the day with events that honor the world’s more than 16 million refugees and raise awareness around refugee issues.

In honor of the day, International Institute RI and Welcoming RI invites you to join us for our annual World Refugee Day Celebration on June 20th at Renaissance Church (77 Reservoir Avenue, Providence, RI)

The event will begin at 5pm and will feature cuisine made by local refugees, fantastic performances, and local refugee stories!

Photo Source: National Geographic