World Refugee Day Events in Columbia, SC

Several events will marks #WorldRefugeeDay in Columbia, SC…

SATURDAY June 17th World Refugee Day: Colors of the World Festival

MONDAY June 19th Refugee Simulation

TUESDAY June 20th Panel on Global Refugee Crisis

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World Refugee Day: Colors of the World
SATURDAY June 17th, 10AM-2PM

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall
1416 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210
Come for a color-filled day of art, food and music with special activities for children hosted by the World’s Refugees Who Call Columbia Home.  Free.
Sponsored by Lutheran Services Carolinas


Refugee Simulation
MONDAY June 19th, 5:30PM-7PM

Cayce-West Columbia Library
1500 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC
Want to know what it’s like to be a refugee? Join us for a refugee simulation. After the event, you’re invited to join us at a local restaurant to continue the conversation!
For more information, call Sara Damewood at 803-730-4987 or email at
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Sponsored by the Refugee Task Force of Carolina Peace Resource Center


Panel on the Global Refugee Crisis
TUESDAY June 20th 6:30PM

Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main St. Columbia, SC
A panel discussion marking World Refugee Day, featuring Loubna Mrie, journalist, activist, and participant in the Syrian uprising who is now living as a refugee in New York;  Caroline R. Nagel, migration specialist, associate professor USC Department of Geography, and Thomas Hammond, photojournalist who traveled to Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan to document the Syria conflict and refugees.
FREE and open to the public.  Doors open at 6PM.
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Sponsored by the Columbia Museum of Art, the Refugee Task Force and the Carolina Peace Resource Center


To get involved with Carolina Peace’s Refugee Task Force, email: rtf [@]

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