The LSS Center for New Americans will be hosting an open house in recognition of World Refugee Day. We hope you can join us to celebrate the diversity in our community and recognize those who have faced persecution around the world. Please join us:
Monday, June 20th, 2016
Tours of LSS – 11:30 am – 12 pm
Conversations – 12 pm – 1 pm
LSS Center for New Americans, 114 S Main Avenue, Suite 100
Hear from former refugees about their journey to South Dakota, their transition to American life and how those in the community can lend a hand. Light refreshments and information about refugees and the Center for New Americans will be available.
World Refugee Day is an annual international event that raises awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. In 2000, the UN passed a resolution creating the observance in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention. This convention is the basis of refugee work, as it defines the term ‘refugee’ and outlines the rights of the displaced, as well as the legal obligations of States to protect them.