World Refugee Day 2022


Whoever. Wherever. Whenever.
Everyone has the right to seek safety.

In 2000 the United Nations General Assembly established June 20th as World Refugee Day. Since 2001, people all over the world have celebrated World Refugee Day (WRD) with events that honor the world’s refugees and raise awareness about their continued plight. Events to honor World Refugee Day are held worldwide, from refugee camps around the world to right here in Wisconsin. To learn more about World Refugee Day and the refugee story, click here.

Here in Wisconsin we organize a variety of activities throughout the state in the month of June to recognize the more than 75,000 refugees living across our state and to celebrate the diversity of culture and experiences they bring to our communities.  All events are free and open to the public.

At World Refugee Day celebrations you can learn more about the refugee resettlement process, support local agencies that serve refugees, and enjoy the rich culture of our refugee communities.

See the United National High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) World Refugee Day 2022 Message here

 World Refugee Day Events:

Virtual World Refugee Day Event by Lynden Sculpture Garden
June 20, 2022

World Refugee Day Panel by Jewish Social Services and Open Doors for Refugees
Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
June 20, 2022

World Refugee Day In-Person Event by Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd. River Hills, WI 53217
June 26, 2022
11:00am – 4:00pm

World Refugee Day Event by ECDC Multicultural Community Center, New Beginnings for Refugees, and the Hmong American Center
Wausau City Square (400 Block of downtown Wausau)
June 18, 2022
10:00am – 2:00pm

 Contact your local refugee resettlement agency for more details about local events.