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.
- 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.
- Friday June 16th, 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Refugee Awareness Celebration - Arriba Juntos and SF-CAIRS, San Francisco, CA
- Saturday, June 17th, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - World Refugee Day Celebration - San Diego Refugee Forum, San Diego, CA
- Tuesday June 20th, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - World Refugee Day - Alliance for African Assistance, La Jolla, CA
- Tuesday June 20th, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - World Refugee Day - Refugee Forum of Los Angeles, Glendale, CA
- Tuesday June 20th, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - World Refugee Day Celebration - IRC Sacramento, West Sacramento, CA
- Friday June 23rd, 4:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. - 25th Annual World Refugee Day - Santa Clara Refugee Forum, Campbell, CA
- Monday June 26th, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - World Refugee Day - IRC Turlock, Modesto, CA
- Friday June 30th, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - World Refugee Day Celebration-East Bay Refugee Forum, Laney College, Oakland, CA
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.