One Human Family
Since 2002, World Refugee Day Chicago (WRD) has commemorated World Refugee Day by organizing events, workshops, conferences, lunches, street parades, downtown rallies, guest speakers, as well as diverse multicultural performances by members of the Chicago refugee community. WRD Chicago is organized by staff, volunteers, and refugee advocates and supporters from various organizations focused on welcoming and serving refugees.
The Power of Refugees
World Refugee Day Chicago 2023 Advocacy Event
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Daley Plaza
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Featuring a performance by Bassel & The Supernaturals.
World Refugee Day Chicago 2023 Celebration!
Performances. Picnic. Soccer Tournament. Kids' Activities.
"We Are One Human Family" Rally.
Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Foster Beach Park
This program is partially supported by a grant from the
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE).
Soccer Tournament and Kids' activities begin, Opening Remarks
Performances by Tzu-Tsen Wu, Tanya Sigidin, Mandala Arts and Dance Peace, and Abdullah Zaheri
Picnic (complimentary lunch), Refugee Solidarity Rally, DJ Kiran
Performances by Samir Al-Omar, Angel David Salas Marcano, Beyonce Max Jo, Center of Peruvian Arts + Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council - Ballet Folklorico, and Hamid
Soccer Tournament championship, Capoeira Circle with Beto deFreitas + Capoeira Angola
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Dance Peace Dance Class
The 2021 celebration included a dance class for all ages led by Dance Peace, streaming live from Dance Center Evanston.
The 2021 celebration included community reading with Chicago Public Library to celebrate World Refugee Day! Stay tuned for plans for the 2022 kids' activities.