WHAT: June is World Refugee Awareness Month. In Santa Clara County, the World Refugee Day features a free event sponsored by Refugee and Immigrant Forum. The event includes community services information booths, a wearable art show and children’s activities, raffle, and free food and light refreshments. All refugees, immigrants, and their families and friends are encouraged to attend.
WHO: Refugee & Immigrant Forum of Santa Clara County (RIF) Office of Human Relations, Immigrant Relations and Integration Services Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Social Services Agency
WHEN: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 24th 2011 (Media Tour: 5:00-6:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Campbell Community Center - Orchard City Banquet Hall 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, California 95008 WHY: Refugees from many regions of the world, including Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia resettle in Santa Clara County. The refugees are victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants, unaccompanied alien children, and victims of sexual and gender based violence. Many lived in camps for decades where they were deprived of basic human rights. The World Refugee Day recognizes the contributions refugees make to the local community, celebrates their cultures and provides resources for them. Contact: Naomi Pease (Chinese, English) 408.309.9481; Teresa Castellanos (Spanish) 408.792.2307; Cat Nguyen (Vietnamese) 408. 532.7755 Posted: June 23, 2011