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Worcester Celebrates “World Refugee Day” June 21

Worcester, MA -- Ascentria Care Alliance, together with the Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) will celebrate World Refugee Day on Friday, June 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester MA. Free and open to the public, the event will feature cultural food, dance, music, art, and other special presentations. 
Additional participants include the Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC), Refugee Artisans of Worcester (RAW), Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (WRAP), and African Community Education (ACE). This program is supported in part by the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants. Read more

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