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Refugee Awareness Week


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Nov 2 - Nov 5, 2010[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

In an effort to raise awareness about refugees around the world and our community, Aztec International Rescue Committee and the ISCOR Students’ Society will host Refugee Awareness Week from Nov. 2-5, 2010 at SDSU.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Casa Real, Judy Bernstein, author of "They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky", will speak with her co-author Benson Deng, about fleeing Sudan and being resettled in San Diego.

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 a screening of Climate Refugees will be held at 7 p.m. in Montezuma Hall, followed by a panel discussion with SDSU professors.

On Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 in partnership with SDSU’ s Enviro-Business organization (e3), local refugee-owned businesses will sell food and crafts at the Farmers’ Market, while student and community organizations will host an informational fair on their role in refugee issues from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Campanile Walkway.

The awareness campaign will end on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 with “A Day in the Life of a Refugee,” featuring guided tours of a mock refugee camp from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the ENS 700 Field in front of the Music Building.

Although not mandatory, participants can register for the tour at Following the tour, we will celebrate the week with a cultural celebration from 5-7pm in Montezuma Hall featuring music, dances, and free food.

For additional details go to or our Facebook Page, Refugee Awareness Week (R.A.W.).

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Graphic flyer for the Refugee Awareness Week at SDSU.

Above: Graphic flyer for the Refugee Awareness Week at SDSU.


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