Now more than ever, supporting refugees is imperative. As negative voices gain traction, our message of welcome must ring stronger than ever. In honor of World Refugee Day, we will be co-hosting a number of upcoming events, so be sure to check them out! TONIGHT, on June 20th from 6:30 to 8:00PM, will be the event World Refugee Day: What You Can Do to Help.
The event is organized by and takes place at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (located at 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie, IL 60077).
Attendees will hear from Katie Tobin of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as well as Sarah Quintenz, head of the English Language Learner program at Sullivan High School. The event will also include admission to the photo exhibit, Where the Children Sleep.
NEXT WEEK, there will be a two-day Chicago celebration of World Refugee Day.
On Thursday, June 28, there will be a Lunchtime Concert Performance at Daley Plaza. Learn more by checking out the event Facebook page!
On Saturday, June 30, a number of events in honor of World Refugee Day will take place at Foster Beach.
At 9:00AM, there will be a Soccer Tournament. Youth Activities, a Potluck Lunch, World Music, and Arts and Crafts will take place from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. the One Human Family Rally and March will take place from 12:00 to 1:00PM. Learn more by checking out the event Facebook page!
We look forward to you joining us in celebration of unity at our upcoming World Refugee Day events.
As a community, we have achieved progress to be proud of, strengthening our bonds and supporting Syrian refugees in their transitions to Chicago. But there remain many more refugees who need our help and many more things we can do to make a difference.
In honor of World Refugee Day, we hope you will consider supporting the work we do to help make the dreams and aspirations of Syrian refugees in Chicago a reality.