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Iraqi Rasha Sherlock celebrates Durham Refugee Day with music, food, games and community education at Durham Central Park Saturday. Bernard Thomas The Herald-Sun

This year, Durham Refugee Day is taking place on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 2-5pm at Durham Central Park.  There will be live performers and speakers, community resources, food vendors, activities, and more.

Durham city officials affirm that the city is open to and welcomes refugees and immigrants. A year ago, the City Council reaffirmed in a declaration that “Durham’s immigrant and refugee communities are integral to the life of our city.” Read more here.

Check out coverage of the First Durham Refugee Day, May 6, 2017: Durham celebrates ‘Refugee Day’ in a show of solidarity, Herald Sun and Durham establishes May 6 as ‘Durham Refugee Day’, WRAL with Video.

Durham Refugee Day is organized by the City of Durham and both non-profit organizations resettling refugees in Durham, CWS and World Relief.