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June 13, 2017

Celebrate World Refugee Day
Welcoming Neighbors Old & New
Saturday, June 17
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Levy Park Conservancy, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, Texas 77098

Since 1978, the City of Houston has welcomed refugees and helped them to rebuild their lives, the City of Houston leads the country in refugee resettlement by resettling an average of 2,500 refugees every year.

The City of Houston has celebrated World Refugee Day (WRD) since 2003 thanks to the efforts of the Houston Refugee Consortium, which includes: The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, the Bilingual Education Institute, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston Community College, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, Refugee Services of Texas, and YMCA International Services.

Join us as we celebrate WRD on Saturday, June 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Levy Park Conservancy, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, Texas 77098. The event is free to the public and will feature cultural music, and dance performances, educational exhibits, a Kid's Zone, food trucks, and resource fair for refugees and recent immigrants. Refugees have brought new flavors and zest from their home countries, guests will hear musicians from around the world and experience art and culture from countries of origin of Houston's refugee community: Somalia, Burma, Congo, Lebanon, and Nepal.

Help keep Houston the most welcoming city in the U.S. by showing your support for this event. To learn more visit

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