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  • World Refugee Day

    World Refugee Day, celebrated internationally on June 20th, is a day to raise awareness about the plight of refugees around the world and to gather support for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Locally, The Center holds a celebration and additional community events to raise awareness and to celebrate the spirit of the individuals who have come to our home communities as refugees.

    World Refugee Day is our largest event of the year. We welcome presenting sponsors, as well as support for a pre-event walk, and other activities offered throughout the day. In 2019 the program for the event included a Citizenship ceremony, cultural performances, the Utica Zoo zoomobile, a puppet show, traffic safety demonstrations, and a bike raffle!

    Consider The Following Donations:


    Secures the venue and entertainment for the event


    Sponsors the pre-event walk, “A Walk in Their Words”


    Assists with securing bikes for the raffle


    Helps advertising and merchandise for the event

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  • Running Team

    Each year, a refugee running team is organized to participate in the Boilermaker Events (15K, 5K, Walk). Participating in the events gives refugees a vibrant and welcoming experience of the Utica community.

    Sponsorship is needed for runner registration, running shoes, and athletic gear.

    Consider The Following Donations:


    Buys running shoes for 10 refugees or funds the registration of 20 refugees


    Funds one refugee’s participation on the running team*


    Buys a pair of running shoes for a refugee


    Pays a refugee’s registration fee for the 15K


    Pays a refugee’s registration fee for the 5K


    Buys a refugee runner a T-shirt


    Pays a refugee’s registration fee for the 3-mile walk

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  • Unspoken

    Unspoken is one of our signature events that focuses on the human rights and dignity of people. This event was originally organized as a multi-day event, combining film, art, and a conference into one festival. In the last several years, the event has responded to community needs for training and featured one headlining film and speaker. This event has historically taken place in October. For 2019 we do not have any event planned, but are looking to have a large program in early 2020. Sign up for our mailing list to receive information when this event is announced. If you are interested in sponsoring this amazing event, click here for more information!

    Consider The Following Donations:


    Secures venues and speakers for the event


    Helps advertising for the event


    Pays conference registration fees for refugees and students to attend


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