World Refugee Day - June 20, 2021 

UNHCR


World Refugee Day - June 20, 2021
       Join the United Nations and concerned people throughout the world.

We mark this World Refugee Day in the midst of dramatic social change. A pandemic has tested our strength and highlighted systematic inequalities. It has also connected us in new ways and renewed our motivation to act for equality.  In the time of COVID, we celebrate refugees who are on the frontlines fighting this pandemic, their hosts and the aid workers supporting them. We have seen everyday heroes from all walks of life step up to join the front lines. No matter who you are or where you come from, pandemic or not; everyone of us can make a difference. Every action counts.

Events being planned in our area are listed below. Additional events or opportunities will be posted so check back.

9:00 - 9:25 am – Gwynedd Friends Outdoor Meeting for Worship
                              with a concern for refugees. All Welcome!
                 Bring your own chair; masks encouraged for the unvaccinated.

7:00 - 8:14 pm World Refugee Day - Zoom event with Chestnut Hill Friends Click here for invitation and more information with pictures
         • Culturally diverse dance & music performances
         • 3 refugees will tell their stories
         • Live Art Auction of works by artists with a heart for refugees
         • Recognition of work by GFM & CHFM from UNHCR
         • Guest speaker – Laurel Townshead from QUNO (Quaker United Nations Office)

http://gwyneddmeeting.org/refugeesupport.html