World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
In Northern Virginia you can participate by attending free events at the Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage at the REACH featuring live music, film screening, dance and yoga sessions, a global marketplace and more to celebrate the contributions and culture of our refugee communities (organized by the UN Refugee Agency, the Kennedy Center & One Journey).
Learn more: registration for free tickets opens 6/10.