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World Refugee Day
June 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. World Refugee Day will feature local refugee groups performing traditional musical and dance numbers, cultural crafts, and activities for kids. Traditional cuisine representing countries around the world, including Nepal, Syria, Mexico and several other ethnicities will be available for purchase from local restaurants and vendors. There will also be a naturalization ceremony at noon celebrating the new citizenships of former refugees now living in the region. Aerion Abney of the POISE Foundation will emcee and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will give brief remarks.
To learn more about Pittsburgh’s World Refugee Day celebration or to be connected with any of the refugee resettlement organizations, including NAMSC, JF&CS, Catholic Charities or AJAPO, or refugees living in Pittsburgh, please contact John Dickey at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 412-456-6917.