Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are limited, physically distanced, in person events scheduled at this time. Our programs are open and we continue to serve those in need by providing food, shelter, and housing.

Events to Celebrate World Refugee Day

This year, we are celebrating World Refugee Day with a variety of both virtual and in-person events.

Virtual RAIS Partner Conversation

When: Monday, June 14, noon – 1 p.m.

Where: Livestreamed on CSS Facebook

Hosted by: Issa Spatrisano, RAIS Program Director/State Refugee Coordinator

Guests: Anchorage Community Land Trust, Anchorage Museum, Providence Family Medical Center, and more

Join Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services as we highlight some of our partners in the community that are focused on refugee integration, increasing refugee self-sufficiency, and ensuring that their Alaskan welcome extends beyond the walls of Catholic Social Services. Hear our partner organizations describe how and why refugee integration is a part of their mission, as well as the specific programming they offer to support refugees.

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Virtual Refugee Voices Panel

When: Wednesday, June 16, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Where: Livestreamed on CSS Facebook

Hosted by: Mahdi Akal, Refugee Congress Delegate of Alaska

Join us to hear directly from refugees resettled to Alaska about their experience of making Alaska home. Former refugee arrivals from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ukraine, and Russia will share their resettlement experience and provide insight into the journey a refugee takes towards safety here in the United States.

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Global Table Pop-Up

When: Thursday, June 17, 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: Grow North Farm at 3601 Mountain View Drive

Cost: $30 per ticket

Come to Grow North Farm and celebrate World Refugee Day! Learn about some of the refugee populations in Alaska and fill your belly with a spread of signature dishes from Alaska’s refugee community. There will be stations set up from countries around the globe where you’ll stop to pick up your dish while also learning about the home countries of refugee arrivals.

Due to the structure of this event, we cannot accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions. We ask that you wear a mask whenever you’re not actively eating. 100% of ticket sales go to refugee entrepreneurs.

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