Clarkston, GA — World Refugee Day was celebrated on June 27 at Refuge Coffee Co. in Clarkston. The event originally scheduled for June 20 was postponed a week due to weather.
Jim Neal, chair of the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies said, “We are having a World Refugee Day celebration today as part of our mission to highlight and celebrate the contributions of refugees in Georgia.”
The event featured entertainment, food from refugee vendors and opportunities for citizens to get engaged in advocacy as well as comments from U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson and city of Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks who told those in attendance, “We want you to learn more about the different cultures that make up our city. We want to shine with opportunity that when new Americans come, they have an opportunity for economic development, starting their own business. In Clarkston you can go within 2 blocks and literally hit two different continents, as a community we are going to help our new Americans.”
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