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Past Events

Refugee and Immigrant Recognition Dinner

A Refugee and Immigrant Recognition Dinner will be held Saturday, October 14 from 6:00-8:00pm at the North Liberty Recreation Center. Public officials, civic leaders, and members of the public are invited to meet with and learn about the growing refugee community in Johnson and Linn counties, The dinner will feature traditional African dishes, followed by a panel discussion. Tickets can be purchased for $10. Please contact us at refugeeimmigrant@gmail.com for more information and to secure tickets.

World Refugee Day 2017

Members of the Eastern Iowa refugee community and other community residents celebrated World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 17 at West High School in Iowa City. This international observance recognized the resilience, strength, and contribution of refugees. The day began with soccer matches between teams from several African nations. The afternoon session featured cultural presentations by several groups and individuals and a keynote address by Delphin Kyubwa, Honorary President of the Congolese community in Northern California.

WorldCanvass (Wednesday, March 8, 2017)

Board member and assistant executive director Boumedien Kasha will participate in a panel titled “Immigration/refugee movements in times of crisis.” This panel is part of a larger event on the theme “Immigration Then and Now: From German Iowa to Today’s Refugees.” This event, which runs from 7:30 to 9pm in the Voxman Recital Hall (Voxman Music Building) should prove to be an informative look at our present moment. Please follow the link below to learn more.


Night of 1,000 Dinners (Thursday, March 2, 2017)

We are happy to support the Johnson County Chapter, United Nations Association-USA, in serving as a co-sponsor for the Night of 1,000 Dinners on March 2, 2017, 6pm, at Old Brick in Iowa City. If you enjoy good food and would like to join in a celebration of International Women’s Day (including hearing a program on educating refugee girls and boys), please consider attending what is sure to be a wonderful event. Please follow the link to learn more and/or purchase tickets in advance.


World Refugee Day 2016

Saturday, June 18 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Coralville Public Library  |  1401 5th St., Coralville IA 52241

Open to the Public  |  Free to Attend

Sponsored By: The University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Coralville Public Library, Iowa UNA

World Refugee Day Flyer