The event was live and you can see it now at https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=733320000775425
World Refugee Day
MANSO and member agencies of newcomer service providers will come together to mark World Refugee Day (WRD) on June 19, 2020. WRD is a day to honour the strength and courage of refugees.
Please join us in remembering the strength, courage, and resilience of refugees on June 19th as we commemorate World Refugee Day. This virtual public awareness event will provide an opportunity for us to reflect on our shared global responsibility to respond to the devastating forced displacement crisis around the world. Especially at this time when we are under the strain of a worldwide pandemic, let's not forget the plight of those for whom this situation adds another level of suffering and struggle.
The event will highlight opportunities to learn more about refugees and private sponsors and will include:
Our guest speaker, the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, Chair of the World Refugee Council (WRC). Lloyd served as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Employment and Immigration and he is one of Canada’s leading voices on global migration and refugee protection
Tareq Hadhad, former Syrian refugee and the founder of Peace by Chocolate. His story has been heard and inspired so many people around the world.
A video about Manitoba refugees, and
We welcome our members and partners to register for the event and participate in the event. Click the "Register" link below and a confirmation email will be sent your way with more details on how to join the event via Zoom.
The event will be live-streaming to our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/248181393112733/).
Members of the public are welcome to participate in the event via joining and sharing our live stream on Facebook.
We encourage you to:
- Participate in the live streaming event (either on Zoom follow registration, or Facebook)
- Share the live video with your friends and family
- Using hashtags: #WorldRefugeeDay #WithRefugees #RefugeeDayMB #KeepingHopeAlive
We look forward to your participation as individuals and service providers on June 19th at 11:00 AM (CDT).