June is Refugee Awareness Month

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Refugee Awareness Month (RAM) will take place in the month of June 2019 with World Refugee Day taking place on June 20, 2019.  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.

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2019 Partner Agencies

  • Saturday, June 8th, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Family Fun Day/Adult Soccer Tournament - Papa Murphy Park, Sacramento, CA
  • Friday, June 14th, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - World Refugee Day - Campbell Community Center, Orchard City Banquet Hall, Campbell, CA
  • Thursday, June 20th, UN World Refugee Day, UNHCR World Refugee Day
  • Thursday, June 20th, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - World Refugee Day - LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium and Courtyards, Los Angeles, CA
  • Thursday, June 20th, Time: 6:30 p.m. - Journeys to Belonging: World Refugee Day Storytelling Night - Clunie Community Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Thursday, June 20th, Time: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., World Refugee Day Reception, Women's Museum of California, San Diego, CA
  • Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - World Refugee Day Celebration - Think College Now Elementary, Oakland, CA
  • Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - World Refugee Day Celebration - Copley-Price Family YMCA, San Diego, CA
  • Sunday, June 30th, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - OC World Refugee Day, Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach, CA


We invite you to join and celebrate Refugee Awareness Month activities in your local area.

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

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