June 20 is World Refugee Day (WRD), a day designated by the United Nations to honor and celebrate refugees around the world. World Refugee Day is an opportunity to highlight the journeys refugees face, their dreams and hopes for a better future, and our responsibility to advocate for pathways to protection for all people forced to flee home.

Join EMM during the month of June and take action to speak out in support of refugee resettlement.

LIVE/VIRTUAL WORLD REFUGEE DAY EVENTS

FROM UNHCR
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, invites you to join us for World Refugee Day at the Kennedy Center. Please see a summary of our events below. We hope you will share widely with your networks, and we hope to see you there! At the end of this email, you will find more information on our global World Refugee Day campaign. See more


FROM RCUSA/WEAREALLUSA
In an interactive map resource, you will see all the World Refugee Day events available in the United States. To learn more, click on the event or scroll below the map to see the full list of upcoming events. You can also submit your own events! See more

ONE JOURNEY FESTIVAL
Join a National Celebration of Refugees on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. RSVP and more details here.

REFUGEE ADVOCACY LAB – WORLD REFUGEE DAY ADVOCACY SUMMIT
Join a virtual World Refugee Day Advocacy Summit hosted in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab and IRC. Hear from refugee community leaders, elected officials, and IRC programs across the U.S. Learn more and RSVP here.

WEBINARS/EDUCATION
Take Action
Shareable Social Media Posts

Social media can be important touch-points tracked by Congressional offices. Post to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #SupportRefugees, #WithRefugees, #EpiscopalAdvocacy, #WRD2022 and be sure to tag your Members of Congress, EMM (@EMMRefugees), and UNHCR accounts (@USAforUNHCR, @refugees, @UNHCRUSA). Sample social media post language could include:

#Refugees bring their resiliency & experiences to help make our communities better. We celebrate them this #WRD2022!
#EpiscopalAdvocacy #WithRefugees #SupportRefugees

As we celebrate #WRD2022, join us in making sure the U.S. continues its welcoming legacy and resettles #refugees.
#EpiscopalAdvocacy #WithRefugees #SupportRefugees

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