World Refugee Day June 20, 2018

Let’s  join others around the world on this day to commemorate the strengths, courage and resilience of those displaced from their homes.  

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says, “World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution.  The latest figures from the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, show that at least 65.6 million people — 1 of every 113 members of the human family — have been forcibly displaced within their own countries or across borders.” www.unhcr.org

Meet the artists of the exhibit “Uprooted: The Art of Refugees” and hear their stories.  

Speakers from: IRC International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org ,CASA de Maryland www.casademaryland.org , TPS/Temporary Protection Status, LSS Lutheran Social Services www.lssnca.org, CAIR Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition www.caircoalition.org and others.

Music and refreshments. All ages welcome. 

For more information: bettehoover@icloud.com or exhibits@sandyspringmuseum.org

Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30 – 9 pm at Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 http://www.sandyspring.org

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