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Celebrate World Refugee Day 2020 | June 20

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association (ALA) invite libraries to commemorate World Refugee Day 2020.

To connect safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage virtual activities to support and celebrate refugees. For ideas and resources, go to:


Join us for a Webinar on From Refugee to Librarian: In our own words” <flyer>
Date/Time: June 18th, 12-1 pm CST | Recording: click here.

 

For questions, write to mortenson@illinois.edu and/or diversity@ala.org.


The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association commemorate World Refugee Day 2020, affirming:

We are the United States*, welcoming people born here or afar.
We are neighbors, diverse cultures, connected in common humanity.
We are libraries**, welcoming all – people, ideas and knowledge.
We strengthen our communities from the most vulnerable to the most affluent.


Note: We invite other organizations to use this statement, replacing the * with their own location, and the ** with their own organization type/name.