The Center Event

A Walk in Their Words

20 June 2020

A "Walk in Their Words" will provide participants the opportunity to listen to refugee and immigrant audio stories during the virtual walk/run and hear the personal experiences and journeys of individuals from many different regions of the world.


All proceeds will support the partner agencies, who have all been impacted by recent funding cuts, as well as by the current COVID-19 health crisis. 



Learn more:

The Center (formerly the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees) and presenting sponsors; Fidelis Care, CNY Arts, and Bank of Utica invite the public to join them in recognizing World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20th, 2020. The Center will be joined by refugee resettlement agencies across New York State to commemorate World Refugee Day 2020, raise awareness, and raise dollars. These agencies provide direct services to thousands of our most vulnerable, build community, support resiliency, and honor the innate dignity of all human beings with their work every day. Partner agencies include:


The Center, Utica 

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Catholic Family Center, Rochester 

International Institute of Buffalo

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County

Journey’s End Refugee Services, Buffalo 

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Albany 



View the full press release here: