World Refugee Day 2022

World Refugee Day 2022 is June 20th!  This international observance, designated by the United Nations, honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. 

As partners on the 2016-18 IMLS-funded planning grant: Project Welcome: Libraries and Community Anchors Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers, the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association (ALA) invite libraries to commemorate World Refugee Day.  The theme for 2022 is Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety [Download infographic]

SEE ideas for commemoration at

Webinar – forthcoming in August/September 2022