The public is invited to an afternoon of cultural performances, international food, music, speakers, a talent show, a costume show and more to celebrate the courage and contributions of refugees, and reaffirm San Francisco’s commitment to integrating immigrants and remaining a Sanctuary City and a Welcoming Community.
The afternoon event is supported by the San Francisco Department of Public Health and San Francisco Human Services Agency and is hosted by Arriba Juntos and SF-Coalition of Asylee, Immigrant, and Refugee Services (SF-CAIRS).
Friday, June 16, 12 noon to 3:30 pm
• San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
• Sysvahn Kabkeo, The California Refugee Programs Bureau Chief
• Tomás J. Aragón, Health Officer for the City and County of San Francisco
• Hali Hammer, Director of Primary Care, San Francisco Health Network, SF Department of Public Health
1850 Mission Street, San Francisco
1:00 pm program to feature:
Sysvahn Kabkeo, The California Refugee Programs Bureau Chief,
Tomás J. Aragón, Health Officer for the City and County of San Francisco
Plus more speakers and participants to be announced soon.
TICKETS AND INFO:
The event is free and open to the public. For further information please visit https://www.sf-cairs.org
or call 415-487-3247.
To participate in the talent show or costume show, or to have your organization host a table, please contact [email protected]
World Refugee Day has been marked on June 20 ever since the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 55/76 in December 2000 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on June 20.