2nd Annual World Refugee Day
LASR is holding its 2nd Annual World Refugee Day on June 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm. This event will be held at the LSU Student Union ballroom (Royal Cotillion) followed by a potluck dinner at the International Cultural Center. The purpose of the World Refugee Day is to raise awareness of the millions of refugees in the world. This event will offer an education platform to refugees who are being displaced from their homes, international conflict and violence that create refugee crisis, and the challenges and opportunities refugees faces after resettling. There will be three refugees who will be sharing their stories and informing the audience about conflicts happening in their countries. We will recognize the diversity of culture experiences and assets refugees bring to the Baton Rouge community. This event is free to public and everyone is encouraged to come. We are anticipating about 700 refugees/immigrants and local community for an evening of learning, cultural performances and social gatherings. The Director of Refugee Resettlement & Employment Service at Catholic Charities in Baton Rouge, Jean Dresley has volunteered to be a guest speaker. LASR invited The Governor of Louisiana, John Bell Edward, to give the keynote address on the theme: We Stand Together With Refugees.