World Refugee Day Charlotte
is part of the global observance
of June 20 as a day to
celebrate refugee resilience & raise awareness
of their presence on local and international stages
Children and adults will take to the stage to share traditional dances and music passed down from generation to generation and telling stories of love, loss, determination, and resiliency.
Information Booths & Activities
Talk with people who work to make Charlotte a better place by equipping and empowering resettled refugees to become active, productive members of our communities and build positive futures for their children. Gain a glimpse into other cultures and lives through hands-on activities designed to help you better understand your new Charlotte neighbors. And before you go, learn how you can get involved too!
Members of various ethnic communities who were resettled in Charlotte will be present to answer your questions and share their stories. Curious about what it's like to be a refugee? Or not sure if you should call it Burma or Myanmar? Curious about the tika worn by many Bhutanese women? Wondering what a tika even is? Ask one of the Refugee Community Ambassadors!
Make sure your kids wear something that can get wet, and bring a change of clothes! The Green has a splash pad to help kids cool off while you enjoy the cultural performances. (Thanks, Justin Ritchie for the great shot! (c) 2008)
Spread the Word!
Follow us @WRDCLT for event updates, information on the local refugee community, and a sneak peek behind the scenes of this year's event!
Upload your own welcome sign
to your favorite social media account!
Use hashtag #WelcomeNeighbor & tag us @WRDCLT!
Visit the #WelcomeNeighbor Gallery.
Feel free to download, print, and share all you'd like!
We're still looking for translators!
Think you can help or know someone
who might be interested? Give us a shout!
Join Team WRDCLT!
World Refugee Day Charlotte is FREE for the public, but it comes with a price tag for the hosting non-profits. Help us raise awareness of refugees living right here in Charlotte by donating to WRDCLT and joining the team!
World Refugee Day CLT 2015 is made possible by the generous support of the following organizations and people just like you! Thank you!
Team World Refugee Day CLT!
Want to join the team by supporting World Refugee Day CLT financially? Learn how here!
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