World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day
Please join us in a unique, virtual celebration of our refugee communities in East Tennessee—World Refugee Day: Together at Home. You will have the chance to experience the local diversity and contributions refugees make in a unique way—via live online broadcast. There will be client stories, language lessons, fashion and music. Learn to make Ajiaco from Columbia and Mandazi Congo-style, grab a pot or a bucket for an East African drum lesson, try a DIY henna tattoo. There will be music, gardening, community shout-outs to our refugee friends—and, of course, we must dance. From the comfort of your home. Together. All of us.

Here’s what to do…To fully experience the day, order a World Refugee Day celebration kit (deadline to order is Sunday, June 14—supplies are limited!) and find all the resources you need, including spices from around the world, recipes, henna supplies, international treats—plus our popular “Refugees Welcome” tote bag! (Quantities are limited, so order yours today!) Additional, digital resources are also available on our World Refugee Day page, so check it out!

Don’t forget food! Local refugee chefs are preparing special meals for the event for pick-up on June 20th!

In Chattanooga we’re partnering with Jinan’s Kitchen and The Mad Priest to offer pre-purchased, delicious Iraqi food. For $15 you can enjoy an appetizer, main course (vegetarian or meat), and dessert! Purchase yours here for pick-up at Mad Priest on Saturday, June 20.

In Knoxville, Yassin’s Falafel House will be offering a “World Refugee Day” special. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a meal for a local single-mother refugee family. Meals go on sale next week at Pick-up is Saturday, June 20, during Yassin’s regular hours.

Join the live celebration at 12 p.m., Saturday, June 20. And share our Facebook event with your friends!

We honor refugees as an integral part of our history and our communities. We recognize we would not be a nation without the contributions of refugees and immigrants. And we celebrate all those—refugees, welcomers, community partners, volunteers—who make up our diverse community. Please join us.