The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) recognizes the sacrifice and courage of refugees. The United Nations established June 20th as World Refugee Day and ADC recognizes June as World Refugee month. This month we welcome all refugees who have been displaced from their country of origin due to war and persecution.
We are living during the world’s largest international refugee and humanitarian crisis. According to the UN Refugee Agency– as of 2015 there are nearly 60 million displaced people in the world, 20 million of whom are registered refugees who have fled their countries.
ADC is a coalition member of Refugees Are Welcome. ADC wants you to join in the movement to #WelcomeRefugees. You can join the movement by hosting a Refugee Welcome dinner in your local community and volunteer at a local charity, interfaith or civic organization working to help with refugee resettlement. You can get involved with local events occurring in your area by visiting Refugees Are Welcome and by participating in the events below:
World Refugee Month Events
June 4, 2016, 5:00pm – 8:00pm World Refugee Day
Refugee Forum of Orange County
Pearson Park Amphitheater
401 N. Lemon Street, Anaheim, CA 92805
June 27, 2016 through July 10, 2016 Where the Children Sleep
A photo exhibit about refugee children in Europe and Middle East by Magnus Wennman
The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
June 18, 2016 3:00PM-6:00PM
World Refugee Day
San Jacinto Auditorium Houston Community College Central Campus
1300 Holman Street, Houston, TX
The day will be featuring a story-telling event from unique and inspirational former refugees as well as a photography exhibit.