World Refugee Day will be recognized on June 20, 2018, commemorating the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees globally. Held annually, World Refugee Day provides an opportunity for the public to show support for individuals and families forced to flee.
According to the United Nation’s refugee agency statistics, “One in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum.” Canada has been a key player in responding to the global refugee crisis and continues to play a major leadership role in response to the refugee crisis.
In recognition of World Refugee Day, the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) is hosting a series of “Forced to Flee” simulations created by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. During the simulations, participants will work together in “family units”, making difficult decisions to maintain their supply of food, money, and health while securing their future post-conflict. The objective of the simulation is to transform thinking and inspire action around conflict, migration, and refugee rights.
Register today for a free “Forced to Flee” simulation at ICA on World Refugee Day, June 20, 2018. Click the Eventbrite link to register.
June 19, 2018 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at Victoria City Hall https://icaforcedtofleesimulation.eventbrite.ca
June 20, 2018 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am at ICA: https://forcedtofleeicamorning.eventbrite.ca
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