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World Refugee Day

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6/2/2012 9:00 PM
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World Refugee Day

Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), will host a World Refugee Day celebration on Wednesday, June 20, at 3:30 p.m. at Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. The international day of awareness is designated by the United Nations to honor refugees and persecuted people from around the world. UNH student Tannu Singh '13 is helping to organize the program as part of her participation in the University's President's Public Service Fellowship program.

The centerpiece of the June 20 celebration will be an advanced screening of "A Place in the World." The documentary follows three families, a first-year teacher, and the new principal at an Atlanta, Ga., charter school  that bring together refugee children from war-torn countries from around the world and teaches them alongside local American children. Screenings of the film will take place at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the film screening, World Refugee Day will feature live music, visual art and photography displays, and international food.

The event is presented with  support from the Programs in International Educational Resources of the MacMillan Center at Yale University.

Suggested donation is $25 for adults with proceeds benefiting IRIS.

Visit www.irisct.org or call IRIS at 203-562-2095 for more information.