Since the year 2000 the United Nations has celebrated World Refugee Day on June 20th and now it’s pretty much the whole month of June!
All across America the media will be reporting warm and fuzzy stories about events featuring foods, and costumes and dancing etc. to highlight the joys of ethnic diversity that have been brought to communities large and small (if they wanted it or not!) for the last 35 years through the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program.
I was reminded of the annual propaganda event when I saw this press release from the International Rescue Committee (one of the nine major federal refugee contractors) from ten days ago. Be sure to have a look at it and see if there is an event near you!
Are you having problems with refugee resettlement where you live?
This is an excellent opportunity for you to do a media campaign as well so that the voting public gets the full story about what placing tens of thousands of impoverished third worlders in over 200 towns and cities in America means for them!
Be sure to tweet whatever you write (letters to the editor, blog posts) or stories you find that make your point to #WorldRefugeeDay!