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Celebrating Refugee Cultures in Baltimore

Jun 10, 2019

This year will be the Creative Alliance's 9th year celebrating World Refugee Day.
Credit Creative Alliance

Maryland is home to thousands of refugees and asylees. They have left their homes, fleeing war, violence, and persecution. What traditions do they leave behind?

This Saturday, the Creative Alliance in Baltimore will celebrate World Refugee Day Festival--a day where refugee groups will share music, dancing, food, and art.

Coordinator Ari Pluznik gives us a preview, and Garry Bien Aime, founder of Komite Ayiti, a group for Haitians in Baltimore, extols getting to know people from around the world. 

The World Refugee Day Festival runs from 12-3:30 at the Creative Alliance. Info here. Komite Ayiti will celebrate Kanaval on July 13th. Details here.