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In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly established June 20th as World Refugee Day. Since 2001, people around the world have celebrated the day with events that honor the world’s more than 16 million refugees and raise awareness around refugee issues.

Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants (LORI) goal is to provide a platform for refugees to share their stories as well bring awareness about the refugee crisis around the world to Baton Rouge residents. This event is free to the public and will have cultural dances, food, and art displays.

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LORI 5TH ANNUAL WORLD REFUGEE DAY – PRESS RELEASE

We at the Louisiana Organization Refugee and Immigrants (LORI) commemorate our 5th Annual World Refugee Day to celebrate and honor the resilience of refugees and immigrants, especially at a time facing the worst humanitarian crisis coupled with racism targeting black migrants seeking safety. Our vision for this year’s event is to provide a safe platform for refugees to share their stories and enhance awareness about the global refugee crisis among Louisiana residents. LORI WRD brings a fun-filled atmosphere, surrounded by local leaders, elected officials, family, friends, and citizens who can come together and celebrate with their refugee and immigrant neighbors.

The event is slated for June 25 at 1120 Government Street -Family Youth Service Center 70802 on the theme: TOGETHER WE HEAL, HONOR & UPLIFT. Join us in lifting refugee and immigrant voices and showcasing the unique global culture, including the many ethnic groups that make up our community, which are vital to the Louisiana economy. The world refugee day series of events and activities, including cultural performances, global food, storytelling, and children’s activities, is an excellent opportunity to amplify our people’s rich histories, diverse cultures, and significant contributions.

It is a time to promote and encourage our communities to value diversity and inclusion and advocate for a safe and healthy community. Embracing diversity and cultural promotion are essential to our cities’ and states’ social and economic development, and our goal is to bring this to life through this heritage celebration. This experience strengthens cohesiveness and regional pride. Understanding between people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, different ages, and social groups is promoted by an event that brings them all together in celebration of their community’s past, present, and future

Sincerely,
Team LORI
Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants

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LORI 5º CELEBRACION DEL DÍA MUNDIAL ANUAL DEL REFUGIADO –
COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

La Organización de Refugiados e Inmigrantes de Luisiana (LORI, por sus siglas en inglés)conmemora el quinto Día Mundial Anual del Refugiado para celebrar y honrar la resiliencia e
importancia de los refugiados e inmigrantes. LORI desea enaltecer los refugiados e inmigrantesen un momento donde estamos enfrentando la peor crisis humanitaria y racismo dirigido a losinmigrantes que buscan seguridad. El enfoque principal del evento de este año es proporcionar una plataforma segura para que los refugiados e inmigrantes compartan sus historias y sean reconocidos entre los residentes de Luisiana. El Día Mundial del Refugiado de LORI brindara un ambiente lleno de diversión, rodeado de líderes locales, funcionarios electos, familiares, amigos
y ciudadanos que desean reunirse y celebrar con nosotros el valor y esencialidad de los refugiados e inmigrantes.

El evento está programado para el 25 de junio del 2022 a las 2:30pm en las instalaciones de Family Youth Service Center, localizado en el 1120 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802. El tema del evento es: “JUNTOS CURAMOS, HONRAMOS Y PROGRESAMOS.”

Únase a nosotros para elevar las voces de los refugiados e inmigrantes, y aprender sobre las culturas globales únicas y los grupos étnicos que conforman nuestra comunidad. Tendremos como actividades principales testimonios, presentaciones culturales, comida internacional, actividades para niños, y mucho más.

El día Mundial del Refugiado es una excelente oportunidad para amplificar las ricas historias de individuos, las diversas culturas y las contribuciones significativas de nuestra gente. Es un y para abogar por una comunidad segura y saludable. La promoción de la riqueza cultural en
nuestra comunidad es esencial para el desarrollo social y económico de nuestros Estado y País. La experiencia durante el Evento del Dia Mundial del Refugiado fortalecerá la cohesión y el orgullo regional. El entendimiento entre personas de diversos orígenes étnicos, diferentes edades y grupos sociales se promueve mediante un evento que los reúne a todos para celebrar el pasado, el presente y el futuro de su comunidad.

Sinceramente,
Equipo LORI
Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants