TThroughout this weekend, but specifically on Sunday, June 20th several events are being hosted on the Northside to celebrate the 30th United Nations’ World Refugee Day (a full list of the weekend’s events can be seen below or in the flyer image at right). Now, and then, Syracuse serves as a place to call home when the original home place has become unsafe. The United Nation’s World Refugee Day is meant ‘to recognize and applaud the contribution of forcibly displaced people throughout the world’. While it is easy to mark the differences amongst us all, it is also easy to mark, and celebrate, the commonalities. Like so many immigrants before them, today’s refugees and immigrants bring new life and a sense of determination and hope to the Northside, and to Syracuse. It makes their experience, and our own, richly unique.
So, this Sunday, come check out the multicultural fun and festivities!
June 19th: 12 PM – 5 PM Refugee Children’s Art Show Opening at White Branch Library
June 19th: 11:30 AM Meet & March — from CYO to City Hall — Followed by guest speaker, Van Robinson President of the city’s Common Council & a flag raising
3 PM Festival — 800 North Salina Street, in the parking lot next to Assumption Church — Multicultural fashion show, music, dance
June 20th: Walk for Water & Wishes at Green Lakes