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World Refugee Day 6/19

June 16, 2009
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World Refugee Day is this Friday, June 19th. Portland’s Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization is hosting an event for the occasion. Find more details and links to register to attend at IRCO.
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World Refugee Day
When: June 19th, 2009
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
10301 NE Glisan St., Portland Or, 97211

Did you know that Oregon ranks eleventh nationally for numbers of refugees taken in, and Portland has the nation’s twelfth largest refugee population among U. S. cities?

These are real people in our community, with real needs, stories and strengths to share with us.

Join Portland’s four major refugee resettlement and service agencies for a night of

– refreshments

– screening of a short refugee film

-information about refugees in our country and community

-first hand accounts by refugees from Afghanistan, Chad and Burma

-tangible ways to get involved with the refugees and their families in your communities.

– a Q&A session for the audience to ask the speakers questions

IRCO is on the 15, 33 and 20 bus lines, three blocks from the Max Blueline and walking distance from the Gateway Transit Center.

10301 NE Glisan St., 97220

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One Comment leave one →
  1. amyolson permalink
    June 17, 2009 11:12 pm

    watch this video on the UNHCR’s gimme shelter campaign for more information of the issues facing refugees

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