Honoring World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an annual day of commemoration set aside to celebrate the strength and resilience of refugee communities, recognize the current struggles faced by refugee populations, and educate people around the world about refugee issues and how they can help displaced populations.

What are you doing to honor World Refugee Day in Seattle? The American Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, Refugee & Immigrant Children's Program of Lutheran Community Services NW, Language Institute at UPC, and World Relief are hosting an action-packed weekend in Seattle.

Please join us for opening night of ARTvocacy on Friday, June 20th 2014. ARTvocacy is advocacy through art; it provides refugee artists the opportunity to share their art and gain exposure while raising awareness of refugee issues.

Come enjoy artwork created by talented individuals in our community and delicious appetizers made by Project Feast.

Doors open at 6 pm

Program starts at 7 pm

Tickets are free and required upon entry for Opening Night. Please list the name of each individual for each ticket ordered. We have limited space in the gallery so be sure to get your tickets early here!

On Saturday, join us for a screening of the 2007 film "The Visitor." Following the film screening, a panel featuring Seattle-area refugees and asylees will respond to themes from the film and address issues faced by local immigrants.If you are interested in attending the Film Screening and Panel on Saturday night at 7 pm, please get tickets here.

The gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Above painting "In Search of Self" by Lana Adzhigirey, 2014.

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