Do you know that today is #WorldRefugeeDay?

Do you know what a refugee is?

Do you know any refugees personally?

I’m so blessed to know and love some locally in #batonrouge! Get to know some in your neighborhood! I bet you’ll learn a lot!
#inourhistory 🌍❤️🇸🇾🇱🇾🇭🇳🇿🇼🇻🇪 👩🏻🧑🏽👱🏾‍♂️🧔🏿👵🏼🧓🏽👴🏾👲🏿👳🏾‍♀️👳🏻‍♂️🧕🏾👩🏽‍⚕️👨🏾‍⚕️👩🏼‍🍳👩🏾‍🍳👩🏾‍🏫👨🏻‍🏫👨🏻‍🏭👩🏾‍💻👨🏾‍🔬👩🏽‍🔬
[Thanks to @handsproducinghope for the info!]

My #WCW is @daferodates founder Lina Zdruli. In honor of #WorldRefugeeDay, my latest @Forbes piece features Lina’s work employing women refugees to make naturally, gluten-free date spread. I’m not ashamed to admit I once ate an entire jar of it in one night. Lina also created an incredible #VR experience that takes people on the dangerous #Mediterranean journey #Syrian #refugees make from Syria to #Europe. The link to the story is in my bio above!

#Repost @elca
"God of all, you have cared for refugees throughout the ages." Bishop Eaton offers this prayer on #WorldRefugeeDay. [Link to full video in @elca bio ]
#ELCA #Lutheran #RefugeesWelcome #WithRefugees

On #internationalrefugeeday my best wishes go out to all the amazing people I met during my work in the Calais Jungle and to all those amazing #skiers and #snowboarders who helped collect outerwear for our collective NGO #ridersforrefugees
#youareamazing #helprefugees #refugeeswelcome #refugeecommunitykitchen #calaisjungle
#dannyburrowsphotography #documentaryphotography #leica #leicagram #reportage #refugeecrisis #calaisjungle #peaceandlove

World Refugee Day was first celebrated in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, when the refugee population was an estimated 12 million. Since then, the number of refugees has more than doubled. This increase indicates that our world is in turmoil, and today, over 65 million women, men, and children are in search of stability and a place to call home. Our collective courage paired with action can fix this. Drop a comment below identifying things we can do and organizations we can support to ensure that everyone has a place they too can call home.
#worldrefugeeday #wehavetodobetter #courageouskids #refugeeswelcome #allofusornoneofus #ourkidsarewatching #changetheworld

Were you aware that today is World Refugee Day? Today we honor the courage and strength of millions of refugees forced to leave their homes.
The human rights violations at the Mexico/US border must stop. We must stand up for what we believe in and denounce what we see as the unjust and cruel treatment of our fellow human beings.
#refugeeswelcome #worldrefugeeday #immigrantswelcome

The busiest day we have had a Meeena so far with four events through out! Thank you to everyone that contributed, Volunteered, joined us and made it so special #refugeeweek #Eid party @nearneighbours @artisstudios @refugeeaction #refugeeswelcome #chooselove more photos to follow

Today is World Refugee Day, a day to recognize that America as a world power has a duty to help those displaced from their homelands. Immigrants who often had to brave oceans and mountains to escape adversity founded this nation. They made it great, and continue to make it great. The country was built on their backs and by their labor.
Remember them, and help them.

If you don’t know already, today’s refugee day. My existence is thankful for those who take in refugees - Bangladesh took my family in as refugees. Refugees don’t have any other choice when they decide to leave their home country because they are scare if they stay they won’t be able to protect themselves or their families. Their lives are in danger. I have no idea how that feels because I was born and raised here. I listen to my parents’ stories. I can understand the fear. Open your hearts and minds. Leave your bias at the door. If you wanna to hear their stories, we have refugees in DFW area. If you wanna tell me, why don’t you take care of them. I do my part and I don’t advertise it. Photo credit: the migrationist • •

#refugeeday #refugeeswelcome #americalandofthefree #americalandofimmigrantsandrefugees #refugeestories #havecourageandbekind #wanderlust #notallthosewhowanderarelost #travelingismorethanfoodandsites #learningaboutothers #empathyforothers #immigrantskidscanmakeit #immigrantsmakeamericagreat

Celebrating World Refugee Day at Gourmet Gorilla. Did you know we have many refugees working in our kitchen? At Gourmet Gorilla, we strive to bring many nationalities together!

To all of you who are afraid of allowing migrants to come to this country, do not forget how you ended up here. Your ancestors came to this country illegally, stole the land , murdered Aboriginal People and stole their children from them. If you deserve to live in this country so do others. The difference is that current migrants have a reason to come here, they are escaping tragedies instead of causing them. #refugeeswelcome #heretostay

🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏾 Galway says Fáilte to refugees #RefugeesWelcome #RefugeeDay #Galway #GalwayCity #CoGalway #Ireland
📸 @garn_alltribeswelcome

World Refugee Day 
20 June

In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.

To do this, the UN Refugee Agency launched the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. . .

#angelinajolie #jolie #refugeeswelcome #refugees #immigration #brandambassador #violence #mommy #mamma #papa #refresh #stopbullying #violet #stopit #stopsmoking #neverstopexploring #stop #cantstopwontstop #warning #unitedstates #unitedkingdom #unitednations #migration #child #children #family #familyfirst #familia #ambassador

Healing Circle
Tomorrow - Thurs 6/21 - 3pm
Prospect Park
Long Meadow, Northwest side
Let’s gather to send love and healing to the thousands of people detained at the US/Mexico border. The executive order does not undo any of the harm done. Many of these people have undergone serious trauma, and they will continue to need financial and moral support. That’s where we come in.
We will share our healing energy and send love to everyone who would like to receive. We also can’t undo any harm with our love but we can make the way forward easier. And gathering in community to support our fellow humans is healing to us as well.
I will be holding the group space with @moriahsimmons. We’ll connect to the energy of love and healing and offer it to our fellow humans. No experience of any sort is necessary, just the desire to help.
I will post the exact location tomorrow once we’re set up.
No fee to participate, please donate to a helper org if you can.
This circle is open to everyone, please spread the word.
Thank you and see you tomorrow!
#witchesofinstagram #witchesofbrooklyn #healingcircle #solstice #publicmagic #thepeoplescoven #reikiforresistance #refugeeswelcome #familiesbelongtogether #prospectpark

After her town suffered a chemical attack, Jiyar’s family fled in chaos. Jiyar recalls her mother saying she put a cloth around her siblings’ mouths to limit the fumes that were inhaled. With no time to grab belongings, they walked for several months, ending up at a refugee camp in Turkey. Jiyar's life was almost cut short when the doctor told her mother to leave her at the hospital because she was so sick. Despite this advice, her mom refused to let her go. After years of limited resources, Jiyar and her family arrived in the United States under refugee status in 1993. “There is a struggle behind it and I think that the most growth that anyone can go through is through pain and pain is what makes you grow.” -Jiyar Hussein, Kurdistan, Iraq

#BeUnafraid campaign for @CatholicReliefServices
Photography by @JeremyCowart

Mohamed was 3 years old when war broke out in central Somalia causing his family to walk to a refugee camp in Kenya. Mohamed and his family would check a bulletin board every day to see if their names were posted for a visa lottery. After years of waiting, Mohamed’s mother found her name on the list, but couldn’t bring her children with her. She moved to Georgia to start working and was able to send $150 a month to Africa. Eventually, Mohamed moved into a home in Nairobi, Kenya, before being approved to come to the United States. Mohamed learned English by watching “Saved by the Bell” and going to English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. He held multiple jobs while attending school. It was a security job at Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) and Mohamed’s curiosity about refugees that led him to his passion.

If you see somebody and they look different, engage them. It’s a matter of saying ‘Hi!’ That small human kindness will open a lot of doors. Somebody will start trusting you and sharing their story. -Mohamed Shukri Hassan, Somalia

#BeUnafraid campaign for @CatholicReliefServices
Photography by @JeremyCowart

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