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 Phoenix World Refugee Day 2019 Celebration

Phoenix World Refugee Day 2019 Celebration

The United Nations designated June 20, 2001 as the first annual World Refugee Day, acknowledging fifty years of responses to the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees.

World Refugee Day commemorates the strength, courage, resilience and contributions of refugees throughout the world. It is a time when we focus on the incredible achievements of refugees who have become our neighbors, friends, co-workers, and countrymen - and it’s also a day when we consider the causes of their forced migration, the millions who are still persecuted and displaced without safety and protection, and the need for a world response to refugees’ plight.

The Phoenix celebration of World Refugee Day will celebrate the rich contributions of refugees to the Valley and Arizona. This year we are honoring World Refugee Day by promoting education and action before we celebrate. Join us at our events to learn, volunteer, and have some fun!

Our Sponsors

Please consider sponsoring this event through either monetary or in-kind donations.


The success of our event depends on charitable contributions, big and small! We will have a link available in January for online donations but for now donations can be made via check to our fiscal agent for the event, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. Click here to learn more.

Checks can be made out to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and please mention PHX World Refugee Day Sponsorship in the memo line. Please mail all checks to the following address: Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest 10201 S. 51st Street, Suite #180 Phoenix, AZ 85044.

For questions relating to the sponsorship application, please contact Rachel Bechdolt of Lutheran Social Services at