The Celebration and Soccer Tournament will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a parade in Schiller Park, followed by City of Syracuse and Onondaga County dignitary remarks. The soccer tournament will begin following the remarks at 8:45. Cultural food vendors, music and dance performances will be enjoyed throughout the day. The soccer tournament will end at 2:30 p.m.

World Refugee Day is a great way to experience how multicultural populations have made America a stronger and brighter nation. Our refugee neighbors bring with them diversity of ideas, traditions, skills, and food. Within the refugee communities of Syracuse, amazing stories of survival are realized and flourish every day. Syracuse has a proud heritage of humanitarian service and activism. “Thinking globally acting locally,” is only successful with service and community engagement. In addition to learning more about the refugee communities in Syracuse, event participants can learn how to get involved and support refugee resettlement initiatives in our local community.

For more information, contact Jai Subedi at (315) 474-1261, ext. 211, or email

The event coordinating organizations in 2014 are: InterFaith Works of Central New York, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, Northside UP, Syracuse City School District, Onondaga County Public Library and Hopeprint, Inc..

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