Refugee organizations in North Carolina will hold a festival in downtown Raleigh on Friday to celebrate World Refugee Day. If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC, don't forget to stop by and celebrate.
World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20. It is a special day when the world takes time to recognize the resilience of forcibly displaced people throughout the world.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the 100 block of Fayetteville St., just south of the State Capitol, and will include dancing, crafts, children’s activities and community service agency information in honor of refugees around the world and in North Carolina.
The N.C. State Refugee Office, the U.S. Committee of Refugees and Immigrants of North Carolina, Lutheran Services Carolinas and African Services Coalition of North Carolina Music are hosting the event.
Free entertainment on stage with music and dance plus cultural exhibits all day from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday in recognition of World Refugee Day. Raleigh will honor local refugees and their contributions to the community with live music, speakers and dance. Event also features displays about local refugees and their communities, along with demonstrations of traditional customs, clothing and handicrafts. The public is welcome. Local groups will be providing entertainment throughout the day.
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