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World Refugee Day

    Event
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

    World Refugee Day

    We share our world, and we share responsibility for making it the kind of place in which we want to live. This includes responsibility for protecting each other’s human rights and freedom.  

    Right now, record numbers of people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes. But instead of protecting refugees; out of fear and prejudice, many of the wealthiest nations are slamming their doors shut and leaving a handful of countries to cope alone. Effective protection for refugees requires international cooperation.

    Each country must take responsibility to uphold international obligations and provide asylum and protection to refugees. At an individual level the solution to the global refugee crisis starts with each and every one of us making one simple, personal commitment to help – simply by saying: “I welcome refugees”.

    Come by the Amnesty table and show your support!

     

     

    Cost: 
    Free admission, everyone welcome!
    Vancouver Public Library
    350 West Georgia
    V6B 6B1 Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada
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