For 2022 World Refugee Day, we are inviting the community to join us at the International Institute of St. Louis for an event to honor the resilience of refugees, as
For 2022 World Refugee Day, we are inviting the community to join us at the International Institute of St. Louis for an event to honor the resilience of refugees, as we build empathy and understanding for their journeys across the community at large. This event will include the kick-off of our second annual Inclusion St. Louis speaker series, a variety of cultural performances and activities, as well as several self-guided interactive learning experiences.
- Skylar African Drums
- Shacko & Akim
- Samba Bom
- Afriky Lolo
- St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
- Watan Attan
- STL Grupo Atlántico
FOOD & VENDORS
- Coffee Culture
- Picture Perfect Panini
- Cajun Seduction
- Baghdad Nights
- Majeed Mediterranean
INTERACTIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
- Refugee Story Videos
- Grocery & family budgeting experience
- Conversation and reflection on refugee experience
- New arrival housing set up
SILENT AUCTION, LOCAL PARTNER INFORMATION AND MORE!
About World Refugee Day (via UNHCR)
Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety.
Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.
Whoever. Wherever. Whenever.
Everyone has the right to seek safety.
Whoever they are, people forced to flee should be treated with dignity. Anyone can seek protection, regardless of who they are or what they believe. It is non-negotiable: seeking safety is a human right.
Wherever they come from, people forced to flee should be welcomed. Refugees come from all over the globe. To get out of harm’s way, they might take a plane, a boat, or travel on foot. What remains universal is the right to seek safety.
Whenever people are forced to flee, they have a right to be protected. Whatever the threat – war, violence, persecution – everyone deserves protection. Everyone has a right to be safe.
(Saturday) 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
International Institute of St. Louis
3401 Arsenal St.