Baltimore's World Refugee Day

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Baltimore's World Refugee Day

Street Festival at 400 block of S Conkling Street, between Eastern Ave & Bank St

Sat Jun 18 2-6pm

Baltimore's World Refugee Day is an annual international family showcase, celebrating Baltimore as a home to talented refugees and immigrants. Free outdoor street festival! Live music, dance performances, food, art, crafts, henna, and more for the whole family! Rain or shine!

On Saturday, June 18th, we commemorate the courage of our local refugees and immigrants and honor the circumstances which have caused so many to flee their homes. This outdoor festival celebrates those refugees who have settled in Baltimore and add to its cultural landscape.

Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary, Population, Refugees & Migration

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Mayor

Nepali Cultural Group – Dance - “Our Dance Song” | Nepal

Jackline Ndaizye – Traditional African Dance | Burundi

Youth Compass Collective – Traditional Bhutanese Dance | Guinea/Bhutan

Sartre - Spoken Word Poetry | Congo

Silk Road Dance Company - “Larzon” | Kurdish; North Levantine Region Turkey and Iran

INTERMISSION - Urban Foli – African Drum Circle

Soccer Tennis- Soccer Without Borders

Silk Road Dance Company - “Zendigi Ba To” | Persian

Hannah Sawyerr - 2016 Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate | Sierra Leone

Burmese/Chin Dance Trio- Traditional Burmese “New Year’s Dance”  | Myanmar/Burma

Silk Road Dance Company - “Mola Mamad Djan”  | Afghanistan

Nepali Youth Trio- Dance- “Aama Sanima”  | Nepal

Jackline Ndaizye – Traditional African Dance | Burundi

Sanata and Miriam – Sierra Leone Dance & Lesson  | Guinea/Ivory Coast

Baltimore’s World Refugee Day Festival is produced by Creative Alliance, BCCC Refugee Youth Project, International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Immigration Refugee Service, Soccer Without Borders, World Relief, and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs.

Special thanks to Barcoding Inc, Highlandtown Business Association, MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, and Baltimore Community Foundation for your support! ‪#‎baltimoreworldrefugeeday‬

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2-6pm | FREE! | Rain or Shine! | Street Festival at 400 block of S Conkling Street, between Eastern Ave & Bank St

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