World Refugee Day is an international day that is observed on June 20 of every year to raise awareness of the refugee crisis. This day is used to commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees worldwide. Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution. They are defined and protected by international law.
With over 84 million people displaced worldwide, we are seeing the highest number of forced displacement and that number keeps growing. This World Refugee Day, and every day, Denver Public Library staff aim to acknowledge the wealth of histories, cultures, contributions, and influences encompassed within refugee communities.