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World Refugee Day Houston

  • Houston Museum of Fine Arts 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)

Join us on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-8pm at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts’ Brown Auditorium to celebrate World Refugee Day Houston 2018.

A panel of experts will discuss the magnitude of the global refugee crisis and how Houston is responding. Topics covered will include changing demographics and attitudes toward immigration, the impact of refugees on the local economy, how schools, faith organizations, and resettlement agencies are responding to the refugee community, and more.

The discussion intends to engage Houstonians of all backgrounds and connect attendees to ways in which they can help our city continue to be the generous, vibrant, diverse community that it is.

Panelist included:

Dr. Stephen Klineberg’s -Rice University and Founder of Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Alyssa Stebbing- Director of Outreach at Trinity Episcopal Church
Jonathan Trinh - Principal at Margaret Long Wisdom High School
Yuliya Labanouskaya - Starbucks District Manager                                                                                                    Jeff Watkins – VP for Global Initiatives, YMCA International Services - YMCA of Greater Houston

During June 11th-17th we will have a restaurant week were the proceeds for one item on the menu will go towards World Refugee Day Houston. Participating Restaurants include : 

  • Little Dipper
  • Black Hole
  • Antidote 
  • Poison Girl
  • Paulie's 
  • Down House
  • Johnny's Gold Brick