Tucson World Refugee Day is a celebration of hope, togetherness, and community. The day remembers the plight of refugees around the world. The day has been celebrated internationally since 2001 when the United Nations adopted the day for refugees and those who support them. Tucson World Refugee Day celebrates refugees in our community.
Tucson World Refugee Day:
When: June 22, 10am-2pm
Where: Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium, 3645 E Pima St. (map)
Every year the celebration brings joy, happiness, and wonder to many of the attendees. The festivities range from a youth citizenship ceremony to fun activities for everyone. The opening remarks provide profound words that display the accomplishments of refugees in Tucson. The citizenship ceremony exemplifies the American dream, the bright future that the youth will bring.
The festivities transition into an open space where everyone is welcome to interact and share stories with each other. Children play games with each other, families share life stories, and an exchange of language and culture is palpable.
There are many participating organizations, and let me tell you, they bring the heat. From games to painting, each person in the family will have something to enjoy. The Pima County Public Library will have its own table at the event. We will bring some cool books to give away, innovative technology to explore, and games for the children to play.
We always look forward to being part of a celebration that brings hope, togetherness, and community.
Pima County Public Library supports and celebrates refugees and newcomers through our Welcome to America webpage.