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Twin Cities World Refugee Day

  • Loring Park 1382 Willow St Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 (map)

Join us this July for Twin Cities World Refugee Day!

Twin Cities World Refugee Day is a family-oriented day of celebration that highlights the stories, arts, and cultures of the thousands of refugees in Minnesota and the light they bring to our community.

The purpose of TCWRD is to provide a platform for refugee stories and artistic practices, to honor their lives and raise awareness of the millions of refugees in the world who have been forced to flee their homes. The annual event is held each year to recognize refugees’ journeys to their new homes through celebration and education. TCWRD is a proud community event that is planned and implemented by volunteers.

TCWRD attracts a diverse audience of 2,000+ people with more than 20 nationalities are represented with large contingencies from East and West African, Central and Southeast Asia, and Central/South America. Those in attendance are there to celebrate culture, expand intercultural understanding, improve knowledge of immigrant and refugee issues and build connections and friendships.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Those in attendance at the 7/14/19 TCWRD event will experience the following:

-A cultural stage will profile at least 15 cultural artists/groups representing at least 10 nationalities inclusive of dance, music, spoken word and other unique performances by a multitude of performers

- A resource fair involving at least 50 different organizations that support Minnesota refugees.

- A media relations booth will make community and organizational leaders available for interviews

- A volunteer booth will deploy 60 volunteers to assist with various aspects of the event

- 15-20 food and art vendors selling unique food, beverages and art will be on site

Come experience amazing performances while connecting with the diverse communities Minnesota is home to!

Interested in participating in the resource fair? Being a vendor? Selling your art, or becoming a volunteer? Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twin-cities-world-refugee-day-registration-56450020531 to register

Earlier Event: July 13
Tour of "Birds Sing Differently Here"
Later Event: July 19
2019 National NOW Conference