Owensboro Honoring Community Diversity During World Refugee Day Celebration
World Refugee Day is being celebrated Saturday in Owensboro.
The International Center of Kentucky is hosting the event ahead of the United Nations-celebrated holiday on June 20.
Susann Bartlett, an employment specialist in the center’s Owensboro office, says the goal of the event is to connect refugees with various resources, while honoring their contributions to the area.
“It’s a chance for the public, our general public here in the community, to interact with our international community, and just get a little taste of culture and tradition and see what they can bring to our community.”
Employment agencies, medical care providers and schools are among the groups that will have a presence during activities at the Saturday event.
The World Refugee Day celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at Owensboro Christian Church.