World Refugee Awareness Week

World Refugee Awareness Week
June 15 – 21 Event Schedule

Saturday, June 15
New Americans Got Talent
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
St. Casimir Catholic Church
Hosted by St. Vincent Catholic Charities 
If interested in participating, please contact Veronika Parsamova.

Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and June 16
Refugee Worship Weekend 
Hosted by All Faith Alliance for Refugees
Join faith-based organizations in the greater Lansing community speak to the importance of welcoming refugees in our community. 

Monday, June 17 
Global Institute of Lansing
Graduation Ceremony and Luncheon

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
Hosted by Global Institute of Lansing

Refugee Youth Art Exhibit

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tabooli Restaurant (East Lansing)
Hosted by Samaritas. The art pieces will be on display at Tabooli from Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 22. Thank you to our sponsors, Tabooli and Delta Dental

Tuesday, June 18 
Citizen Open House
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Capital Area District Libraries (South Lansing Branch)
Hosted by Capital Area District Libraries. Join staff from Capital Area District Libraries to learn more about how the library can help you prepare for the USCIS Citizenship Exam. They will provide studying materials you can take with you, time to ask questions and information about the library’s current Citizenship Test Practice session. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration required. The Art Exhibit Refuge Lansing will be on display from June 17 through June 24. 

Java Cafe Global Conversation
The Role of the United Nations in the World Refugee Crisis
7:00 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library
Hosted by Greater Lansing United Nations Association. 
Click here for more information. 

Wednesday, June 19
Peace Pole Unveiling
12:00 p.m.
Forest Community Health Center
Hosted by St. Vincent Catholic Charities. Join St. Vincent Catholic Charities as they unveil a Peace Pole to represent a spirit of unity for immigrants, refugees and U.S.-born community members. 

Learning Circle
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Allen Market Place Classroom
Hosted by Allen Neighborhood Center and Refugee Resource CollaborativeJoin us for a facilitated conversation between New Americans and long-time residents. Our topic will focus on our shared experiences and commonalities. 

Garden Showcase and Potluck
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Webster Farm
Hosted by Greater Lansing Food Bank, Garden Project 

Thursday, June 20 
Refugee Name Plates
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Impression 5 Science Center
Hosted by Impression 5 Science Center and Refugee Development Center

Garden Tour Day
The Original Refugee Children’s Garden at Riddle School 
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Riddle Elementary School 
Hosted by The Food Systems Project at NorthWest Initiative. Join us for tours of the garden, grilling vegetables and giving away produce to take home, as well as opportunities to get your hands in the dirt and learn gardening skills! For more information, email Stephanie or call/text at 517-927-3197.

Friday, June 21 
The Halimah Project 
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Islamic Center of East Lansing
Hosted by the Islamic Center

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