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Celebrating Refugee Cultures in Baltimore

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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.