June is Refugee Awareness Month


Refugee Awareness Month (RAM) will take place in the month of June 2017 with World Refugee Day taking place on June 20, 2017.  World Refugee Day honors the courage, strength, and determination of men, women, and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict, and violence.  This annual celebration recognizes the hard-working network of refugee resettlement agencies in our state and highlights the remarkable achievements of refugees throughout California.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) partners with other agencies to celebrate RAM.  Below is the calendar of events for RAM for the month of June 2017.  

CDSS Events:

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at CDSS Auditorium, 744 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
    Refugee Awareness Month Speaker Forum. This year’s theme is Refugee Successes in California.
  • June 2017 - Creative Works by refugee students who participate in Refugee School Impact will be displayed in CDSS lobby throughout the month of June.
  • June 2017 - Resource Table will be available for staff and stakeholders throughout the month of June.

Partner Agencies:

We invite you to join and celebrate RAM, and we hope to see you at the CDSS speaker forum this year!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the RPB at RPB@dss.ca.gov or (916) 654-4356.