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Colorado World Refugee Celebrations 2013

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World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their home under the threat of persecution, conflict and violence. 

 

Here in Colorado we are have organized a variety of activities from June 10th through the 23rd to recognize our refugee neighbors and friends who now call Colorado home, and to provide you with opportunity to learn more about the resettlement process, support local agencies that serve refugees, and enjoy the music, dance, food and rich culture of our refugee communities. 

 

You can scroll down in this website to see an online version of the schedule of events.  You may want to download a PDF version of the schedule by clicking here.  This will give you a version that is print friendly and that you can share with others.  Please refer back to this website for any changes, additions or revisions in the schedule.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Joe Wismann-Horther at 303-863-8029 or e-mail Joe at joseph.wismann-horther@state.co.us.

 

We look forward to your participation.  Please share this with your friends and co-workers. Bring along your families as we celebrate our refugee community and the network of community members who create a more welcoming Colorado.

 

Thanks,

 

CWRC 2013 Planning Committee

 

African Community Center
Colorado African Organization
Colorado Refugee Services Program
Community Enterprise Development Services
Ecumenical Refugee and Immigration Services
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountain - Refugee and Asylee Programs
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
 
  

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

AURORA - DENVER

 

Monday - June 10, 2013
Citizenship Event
Learn about the naturalization process and meet new citizens. 

 

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Colorado African Organization
6795 E. Tennessee Ave, Suite 250, Denver
 
Tuesday - June 11, 2013
ACC's Restaurants for Refugees
Support the work of the African Community Center over a great meal at some of  Denver's finest local restaurants. For more information visit: www.restaurantsforrefugees.org.
 
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Jelly Café
600 E. 13th Avenue, Denver

 

400 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  
Caveau Wine Bar
450 E. 17th Avenue, Denver
 
Wednesday - June 12, 2013
Voices of Refugees

The African Community Center is proud to host several refugee speakers sharing their stories through spoken word, song and dance. For more information visit: www.acc-den.org/VOR.

 

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Aurora Central High School Auditorium
11700 E 11th Avenue, Denver  
 
Thursday - June 13, 2013
ACC's Restaurants for Refugees
Support the work of the African Community Center over a great meal at some of  Denver's finest local restaurants. For more information visit:  www.restaurantsforrefugees.org.

 

11:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m.  & 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Le Central
112 E. 8th Ave, Denver
 

Friday, June 14, 2013
Arabic Night
Celebrate Arabian music, artists, fashion, food and a presentation of Arabian culture.

 

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
1610 Emerson Street, Denver 
 
Saturday, June 15, 2013
LFSRM Not-So-Silent Auction and Flamenco Guitarist
Come enjoy live music by talented refugees, bid on some awesome items and help us recognize our volunteers. For  more information visit: www.lfsrm.org.

 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Global Goods and Coffee
5613 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada  
 
Sunday - June 16, 2013 
Bhutanese Cultural Event
Join the Global Bhutanese Community of Colorado (GBCC) and Bhutanese refugees from around the U.S. for a fantastic evening of dancing, music and presentations of Bhutanese culture.

 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
East Middle School
1275 Fraser Street, Aurora
 
Monday - June 17, 2013
LFSRM Trivia Night for Refugees
Get ready to have some fun and test your trivia smarts, with proceeds benefiting the LFSRM Refugee and Asylee Programs.  Suggested $5 donation at the door. For more more information visit: www.lfsrm.org.

 

Starts at 8:00 p.m.
Caveau Wine Bar
450 E 17th Avenue, Denver 
 
Tuesday - June 18, 2013
CPIN Stories of Integration
Premier of the photographic exhibit showcasing refugees and immigrants in our community. 28 people from 19 countries who now call Denver home share their stories of integration. Available for viewing through July. For more information visit the Colorado Providers for Integration Network (CPIN) website: www.cpin.caoden.org

 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Denver Public Library - Central Branch
10 West 14 Avenue, Denver
5th floor Western History and Genealogy  

 
Tuesday - June 18, 2013
ACC's Restaurants for Refugees
Support the work of the African Community Center over a great meal at some of Denver's finest local restaurants. For more information visit www.restaurantsforrefugees.org.
 
6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Breakfast on Broadway Café
2901 South Broadway, Denver

 

3:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
The Ginn Mill
2041 Larimer St., Denver
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Refugee Employment Panel and Employer Appreciation Night

Most employers  find that hiring refugees decreases turnover. Come learn about the employers that hire refugees and the employment services that resettlement agencies provide employers and refugees.

 

6:00  - 8:00 p.m.

Warren United Methodist Church

1630 East 14th Avenue at Gilpin Street, Denver
 

Thursday - June 20, 2013
CEDS Open House 
Learn about the financial services provided to refugees and success stories of new business start-ups.

 

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Community Enterprise Development Services
1600 Downing St., 7th Floor, Denver
 
Thursday - June 20, 2013
Free Coffee and Art Exhibit
Drop by Emily's Coffee for some free Java and enjoy a refugee-centered art exhibit, "Picture Me Here".  The women's craft initiative, "A Little Something" will be featuring hand-made jewelry for sale.  Refugee-focused videos will be also be screening throughout the day. For more information visit: www.emilygriffith.edu/language.

 

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Emily's Coffee
Emily Griffith Technical College
1261 Glenarm Place, Denver
 
Thursday - June 20, 2013
ACC's Restaurants for Refugees
Support the work of the African Community Center over a great meal at some of Denver's finest local restaurants. For more information visit: www.restaurantsforrefugees.org.

 

11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fiocchi's Pizzeria
8141 East Belleview, Denver

 

Friday, June 21, 2013
Ethiopian Art and Cultural Event
Celebrate Ethiopian music, artists, fashion, food and a presentation of Ethiopian culture.

 

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
1610 Emerson Street, Denver 
 
Saturday - June 22, 2013
5k Walk for Refugees
Join us to walk for refugees resettled in our community.  All support goes to Eccumenical Refugee and Immigration Services (ERIS). For registration and more information: (303-860-0128) or www.ersden.org.

 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Park Hill United Methodist Church
5209 East Montview Blvd., Denver
 
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Safari Thrift and We Made This
Learn about employment training programs and shop the sales at a thrift store focused on supporting refugee resettlement work in Denver. For more information visit: www.acc-den.org/WRC.

 

12 - 7:00 p.m.
Safari Thrift
738A Peoria Street, Aurora

 

GREELEY

 

Tuesday  - June 18, 2013 
"Getting to Know Our Refugee Neighbors"
Learn more about your refugee neighbors and a walk-through of theTrinity Plaza Business Center.  Call United Way of Weld County for more information: (970) 353-4300.

 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 
Greeley/Evans School District Building
1025 9th Avenue, Greeley
 
Thursday  - June 20, 2013 
"A Walk in Their Shoes"
Come to the simulation to discover the challenges refugees face in their home countries and resettlement.  For more information call: (970-313-8800)

 

4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.   
Global Refugee Center
1424 13th Avenue, Greeley

 

Friday  - June 21, 2013 
First  Annual Global Connections - Making Global Local.
Learn more about your refugee population living in Greeley, the countries they come from and the work of the Global Refuge Center.  Complimentary cocktail between 5:30 & 6:30. More information and RSVP: (970-313-8800) or rebekah.swanson@eaccolorado.org.


5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Zoe's Cafe
715 10th Street, Greeley
 

COLORADO SPRINGS
 

Saturday  - June 22, 2013 
World Refugee Day Celebration
Join us for a pot luck, family-oriented activities and cultural performances.

 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
St. Luke's Lutheran
5265 North Union Blvd., Colorado Springs

 

FT. MORGAN

 

Friday  - June 28, 2013 
World Refugee Day Celebration
Join us for food and drinks and learn more about your refugee neighbors in Ft. Morgan and the services we provide.  Lutheran Family Services, Refugee and Asylee Programs. More information: (970-867-4388). 

 

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Downtown City Park
414 Main Street, Ft. Morgan

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