World Refugee Day: June 20, 2010

There are over 40 million people displaced worldwide, many of them having been forced brutally out of their homes. June 20th is not only World Refugee Day, but it is also Father’s Day and an opportunity to learn, teach, and take action for the men, women, and children that yearn for a return home.

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Here are a few things you can do for WRD, starting today!

1. Write a Letter to the Editor for your local paper using this easy online tool! All you need is your zip code. There is a draft letter ready for you to use, which you can then edit if you wish. Be sure to include details of any local events you are participating in!

2. Genocide Intervention Network and Save Darfur are helping coordinate dozens of “meet-ups” between activists and Sudanese Diaspora. Find one near you! Don’t forget to order your World Refugee Day DVD below!

3. Last year the i-ACT team partnered with the United Nations Refugee Agency and Vsee to bring you live, online events from Darfur refugee communities in Chad. You can view highlights from our 2009 World Refugee Day Live events and get ready to log in and participate on Sunday!

Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer in Thailand, Guatemala, and with grassroots organizations across the United States.

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  1. Barbara Scott says:

    Th ank you Katie-Jay for reminding us of 40 million people who are still refugees.
    I hope and pray their lives improve this year.
    Barbara Scott

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