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World Refugee Day Celebration June 20

Austin’s World Refugee Day Celebration is scheduled for June 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bullock Texas State History Museum at 1800 Congress in Austin.

The day will feature free activities and entertainment for the family; food, information about refugees in Austin and free entry to the museum exhibits.

A naturalization ceremony conducted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin at noon. People from different parts of the world who have come to the United States as refugees will be sworn in as new Americans.

iACT, a member of the Austin Refugee Roundtable, serves refugees from 15 countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somali, Sudan and Syria. iACT provides English-as-second-language classes and cultural instruction to help refugees as they integrate into the Central Texas community.

 

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