What is World Refugee Day?
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
Why is World Refugee Day important?
World Refugee Day shines a light on the rights, needs, and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize political will and resources so refugees can not only survive but also thrive. While it is important to protect and improve the lives of refugees
every single day, international days like World Refugee Day help to focus global attention on the plight of those fleeing conflict or persecution. Many activities held on World Refugee Day create opportunities to support refugees.
Source: UNHCR USA.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Stitch-Ed Together is a
skills training program for refugees
and immigrants in the DC
metropolitan area. The group will
provide introductory sewing classes
and projects structured around
developing their sewing skills and
hands-on production. Students in Stitch-Ed Together participate in weekly classes and training at the ACC-DC center.
Through partnerships with local businesses, Stitch-Ed Together participants are able to create unique products and receive a portion of the revenue from all products sold.
Purchase Hand-made items madeby Stitched graduates To
contribute to this program
Stitched and Pagne Lifestyle Partnership
Stitch-Ed Together supports skills development, community integration, and livelihoods and economic opportunities for refugees and immigrants in the Washington, DC area. These specially produced Pagne Lifestyle products are handcrafted by refugees and immigrants in the Stitch-Ed Together partnership. Stitch-Ed participants receive both training and a portion of the sales of each product.