World Refugee Day 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 17:00 to 20:00

World Refugee Day Vancouver

Free Event!

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

Information tables

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/

Kinbrace http://kinbrace.ca/

 

 

 

 

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
V6B 6B1 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 48.468" N, 123° 6' 52.9632" W
British Columbia CA
World Refugee Day Vancouver

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