World Refugee Day Vancouver
Join us for a variety of activities, displays and special presentations to recognize World Refugee Day 2012.
A public education event to highlight the situation of refugees internationally and locally.
The day includes:
Official launch by the mayor of Vancouver
A play directed by Jessica Rose
Insight into true stories of refugees who have been through the claim process in Vancouver
Amnesty International film screenings (TBA)
Special guests to help launch the building of the ISS (Immigrant Settlement Services) Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees.
"No one wants to become a refugee. No one should have to endure this humiliating and arduous ordeal. Yet, millions do. Even one refugee forced to flee, one refugee forced to return to danger is one too many."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for World Refugee Day 2011
Event committee members:
Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.ca/pro/index.php
Rainbow Refugee Canada http://www.rainbowrefugee.ca/Notices
S.O.S. (Settlement Orientation Services) and
SWIS (Spanish Settlement Worker in Schools) http://www.vsb.bc.ca/
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