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    Celebrate World Refugee Day, June 18

    June 16, 2022

    Celebrate and Honor World Refugee Day!

    On June 18, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. longtime residents and local Scranton refugee communities are invited to come together for a time of sharing, learning, fellowship, and celebration that honors global refugees.

    World Refugee Day is an annual international day, designated by the United Nations, to celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.

    The event will include cultural songs and music, refreshments, games and activities for kids and more.

    Location: YMS of R Park in Scranton (18505), 1000 K ane St. (turn on Kane from Pittston Street, continue up Kane Street past the cemetery; the park will be on right side of street).

    Call Tim at 484-645-0867 or email with questions.

    Co-sponsors include Catholic Social Services of The Diocese of Scranton, University of Scranton, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania, local faith-based groups as well as Friends of the Poor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students, and refugee communities including: Bhutanese Cultural Foundation Scranton Association and Congolese Community of Scranton.

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