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World Refugee Day – June 27th

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe, celebrating the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. This year, Catholic Social Services celebrates refugees in June – capping off with our annual celebration of World Refugee Day on June 27, from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at Grow North Farm. See below for some of the ways we are celebrating this month:

Tuesday, June 11: Assembly Proclamation
The Anchorage Assembly announces a resolution acknowledging June 20th as World Refugee Day.
Location: Z.J. Loussac Library, Assembly Chambers, 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage, AK 99503

Thursday, June 20, ALL DAY: Official international date for World Refugee Day

Tuesday, June 25, 10 am & 8 pm: Talk of Alaska broadcast
Issa Spatrisano, State Refugee Coordinator, and Mahdi Akal,  Refugee Congress Delegate for Alaska, appears on Alaska Public Media’s Talk of Alaska to share about Alaskan resettlement and the contributions refugees bring to our state.
Airs at 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, AK

Celebrate World Refugee Day With Us!

Thursday, June 27, 4 – 7:30 pm: World Refugee Day Celebration
Catholic Social Services marks World Refugee Day with a celebration to honor the journey and resilience of the refugee community and recognize the incredible contributions and the positive impact they’re making in Alaska. Join us to celebrate our refugee community with food, dance, awards, and a variety of fun activities!
Location: Grow North Farm, 3601 Mountainview Dr., Anchorage AK 99508
*Parking is limited. Attendees are encouraged to park at Clark Middle School across the street.

Thank you to our sponsors and community partners!