Posted by Lilly from ? (188.8.131.52) on Friday, June 14, 2002 at 5:22PM :
It'd be nice to see something like this across the country on June 20th...
& if anyone knows anyone in DC who'd be interested...
Come to Celebrate WORLD REFUGEE DAY!!!!
WHEN: Thursday June 20, 2002, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Meridian Hill Park (a.k.a. Malcolm X Park) - corner of 16th and
Euclid Streets and
Josephine Butler Park Center - 2437 15th Street (behind
To educate people about the experience of refugees in the United
To build bridges of cross-cultural understanding among the refugee,
immigrant and larger DC-Metro
To empower the refugee, immigrant and DC-Metro communities advocate
for social change.
The theme for this year's World Refugee Day is "TOLERANCE", tolerance of
people from different parts of the world
and tolerance for the world refugee situation.
A panel discussion on the "The Impact of 9/11 on refugees and
immigrants", moderated by Cece Modupe
Fadope from National Public Radio, (10:30 am - 12:00 pm)
A series of films ranging from the "The Lost Boys of Sudan" to hate
crimes against South Asians in "Raising
our Voices" to "Tolerance" by Rumi. (12:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Entertainment, (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Cuisine from around the world, (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Story telling and interactive games, (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
A Photo Exhibit,
Free Immigration and legal advice,
Free International Tracing Services,
If anyone would like to perform, participate or if you have additional
Contact: Sweta Shah (Ethiopian Community Development Council) at
Sponsored by: The Refugee and Immigrant Community
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