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Boise's 20th World Refugee Day Celebration Moves Online

Idaho Office for Refugees
Idaho Office for Refugees


This Saturday, June 20 is the 20th celebration of World Refugee Day, but because of the coronavirus, the Idaho Office for Refugees is opting for a virtual celebration to keep everyone safe. 

The day, which has been hosted on The Grove in downtown Boise for the last decade, usually involves a celebration of cultural dance, art and food. But the best part is the citizenship ceremony, where new Americans are honored for their new status. 


Joining Idaho Matters live today to talk about how this year’s celebration will look different, are Kara Fink with the Idaho Office for Refugees which organizes the annual World Refugee Celebration in Boise, and Maya Duratovic who has participated in the celebration for the last six years representing the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Cultural Center of Idaho. 


Here is the link to watch the live event Saturday, June 20 at 11:00 am MST and 6:00 pm MST.

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.