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World Refugee Day Event 2017 Regina

Will you stand #WithRefugees! On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) will be hosting a World Refugee Day (WRD) event. Please join us at the City Square Plaza Stage at noon. The program will include 2017 newcomer bursary awards followed by entertainment. Information will be provided on World Refugee Day, the plight of refugees and their contributions to Regina. Imagine what it’s like to be a refugee, forced to flee persecution, civil war or violence and leaving behind everything – home, family and friends. This year’s main message aims to bring the public closer to the story: Refugees are people like you and me who have been forced to flee but who have the same hopes and dreams. On World Refugee Day we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees. WRD marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. Each day war forces thousands of people like you and me to flee their homes leaving everything behind except their hopes and dreams for a safer future. Please remember the 60 million refugees globally who are trying to pick up the pieces of once-peaceful lives. Will you stand #WithRefugees UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency believes that all refugees deserve to live in safety. Add your name to the #WithRefugees petition to encourage governments to act with solidarity and shared responsibility. The #WithRefugees petition asks governments to: Ensure every refugee child gets an education Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community

Learn more about the petition #WithRefugees, please visit:http://www.unhcr.org/refugeeday/petition/

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Ticket Price: Free
Venue: City Square Plaza
Address: 2220 12th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 0M8

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