ISSofBC along with numerous community organizations will celebrate World Refugee Day (June 20) in a variety of events across Metro Vancouver.

This global day of observance commemorates the struggle and achievements of people worldwide who leave their homes out of fear of persecution, war or violence and seek protection in another land.

World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

June 19 – Burnaby Public Library – Why is World Refugee Day important?  Hear perspectives from speakers working with refugees and former refugees in their journeys to Canada.

June 20 – Vancouver Public Library – Meet former refugees living in Vancouver and refugee-serving organizations in an information fair in addition hear from speakers Vancouver City Councillor Tim Stevenson and other prominent community members.

June 20 – Langley Centennial Museum – Visit cultural displays, watch performances and join in the many family friendly activities to commemorate World Refugee Day.

June 20 – Sky and Ground + Vancity Impact Talk – This special screening on World Refugee Day will be followed by a Vancity Impact Talk moderated by CBC’s Bal Brach, presented by Vancity Credit Union.

More events featured on the BC Refugee Hub.