Pittsburgh’s 8th annual celebration of World Refugee Day will be held on Friday, June 21, from 11am – 2pm in Market Square.
World Refugee Day is held annually on June 20th to commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Pittsburgh’s celebration will feature food and craft vendors, music, dance, speakers, and kid’s activities, all representing diverse cultural backgrounds.
This event is a chance for the public to show support for refugees and immigrants.
Food vendors include:
–Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh
–Cilantro & Ajo
-Island Jerk Chicken
-Kardelens Catering Services
-Kilimanjaro Flavour (https://www.facebook.com/Kilimanjo.kitchen/)
-The Syrian Kitchen
Craft vendors include:
-Art by Dom
–Bright Kids Uganda
–Hippie’s Arte Urbano
–Kabz beads parlour and glamour.
–Kardelens Fiber Arts
–Mina’s Art and Henna
-SHIM Family Group
-Suaad Kurdi Art
–Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh
-World Refugee Day Merchandise
World Refugee Day Pittsburgh is a collaborative effort from the following agencies:
• Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO)
• JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services
• All for All
• American Red Cross of Southwestern PA
• Global Wordsmiths
• Literacy Pittsburgh
• South Hills Interfaith Movement – SHIM
World Refugee Day also coincides with Immigrant Heritage Month, which is recognized in June.
The event is open to the public and admission is free.
More information can be found online.