For the past few years, Houston has led refugee resettlement nationally, welcoming more refugees than any other city in the United States. Every year, there are approximately 2,500 refugees from all over the world resettled in the greater Houston area. Since 1978, refugees have been rebuilding their lives in Houston and contributing to our city in many ways. For that reason, we honor and celebrate their strength and perseverance on World Refugee Day
1. RAISE AWARENESS: World Refugee Day introduces the general public to the many contributions refugees make in Houston
2. HONOR REFUGEES: World Refugee Day honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who were forced to flee their homes and rebuild their lives
3. SHOW GRATTITUDE: World Refugee Day thanks the many Houstonians who have welcomed refugees with open arms for than 40 years.
World Refugee Day Houston
Houston’s Refugee Voices
Saturday June 18, 2016
San Jacinto Auditorium
Houston Community College-Central Campus
1300 Holman Street
Houston, Texas 77004
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Getting Here and Parking
The World Refugee Day Houston Refugee Voices will be on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Houston Community College-Central Campus, San Jacinto Auditorium, 1300 Holman Street, Houston, TX, 77004.
Free parking is located in lots 9, 10, 12, 13, and 15. Additional parking will be available in the Parking Garage. See you there!!
2016 Event Organizers
Taylor Snyder- Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
Meaghan Purnell- Refugee Services of Texas
Miriam Diria, Chief Operations Officer, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
Sara Kauffman: Area Director, Refugee Services of Texas
Bill Holland Refugee Program Coordinator, Houston Community College-Central
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