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World Refugee Day 2014

San Diego marked World Refugee Day June 21, 2014 in Balboa Park. The event is organized by the San Diego Refugee Forum and brings together more than eight cultural groups that have resettled in San Diego.

Alwaled, 19, Lina, 16, and Andrew, 14, discuss their work in Peacemakers, a youth program run by the International Rescue Committee, during the World Refugee Day event on June 21, 2014 in Balboa Park.

Alwaled, 19, Lina, 16, and Andrew, 14, discuss their work in Peacemakers, a youth program run by the International Rescue Committee, during the World Refugee Day event on June 21, 2014 in Balboa Park.

Photo by Beto Soto, The AjA Project

Volunteers Javier Herraez-Galvan and Monica Perez-Santiago, who are members of the Red Cross AmeriCorps National Preparedness and Response Corps, provided information and assistance to World Refugee Day event attendees June 21, 2014.

Volunteers Javier Herraez-Galvan and Monica Perez-Santiago, who are members of the Red Cross AmeriCorps National Preparedness and Response Corps, provided information and assistance to World Refugee Day event attendees June 21, 2014.

Photo by Beto Soto, The AjA Project

The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park hosted “The Faces and Textures of World Refugee Day” booth to encourage World Refugee Day participants to take self portraits.

The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park hosted “The Faces and Textures of World Refugee Day” booth to encourage World Refugee Day participants to take self portraits.

Photo by Beto Soto, The AjA Project

The World Refugee Day event on June 21, 2014 included performances and activities hosted by local Karen refugees, who are ethnic minorities from Myanmar.

The World Refugee Day event on June 21, 2014 included performances and activities hosted by local Karen refugees, who are ethnic minorities from Myanmar.

Photo by Binti Musa, The AjA Project

Youth from the Karen Organization of San Diego perform the Karen Don Dance in traditional Burmese outfits.  The Karen Don Dance is traditionally performed by teenagers in honor of the New Year in the Karen State of Burma, or Myanmar.

Youth from the Karen Organization of San Diego perform the Karen Don Dance in traditional Burmese outfits. The Karen Don Dance is traditionally performed by teenagers in honor of the New Year in the Karen State of Burma, or Myanmar.

Photo by Brent Jensen, The AjA Project

A 4-year-old Karen child takes in the World Refugee Day festivities at Balboa Park June 21, 2014.

A 4-year-old Karen child takes in the World Refugee Day festivities at Balboa Park June 21, 2014.

Photo by Brent Jensen, The AjA Project

May Aye, a member of the Karen community in San Diego, has her face painted before performing a traditional Karen dance at the annual World Refugee Day event in Balboa Park on June 21, 2014.

May Aye, a member of the Karen community in San Diego, has her face painted before performing a traditional Karen dance at the annual World Refugee Day event in Balboa Park on June 21, 2014.

Photo by Famo Musa, The AjA Project

Karen youth perform a traditional bamboo dance during the World Refugee Day festivities at Balboa Park on June 21, 2014.

Karen youth perform a traditional bamboo dance during the World Refugee Day festivities at Balboa Park on June 21, 2014.

Photo by Famo Musa, The AjA Project

Karen youth came together in Balboa Park June 21, 2014 to celebrate their culture through face panting, traditional dress and dance at the annual World Refugee Day event.

Karen youth came together in Balboa Park June 21, 2014 to celebrate their culture through face panting, traditional dress and dance at the annual World Refugee Day event.

Photo by Karla Flores, The AjA Project

A member of the Karen community demonstrates weaving techniques during the World Refugee Day event on June 21, 2014. Local Karen refugees meet regularly to weave in an effort to socialize and keep the tradition alive.

A member of the Karen community demonstrates weaving techniques during the World Refugee Day event on June 21, 2014. Local Karen refugees meet regularly to weave in an effort to socialize and keep the tradition alive.

Photo by Karla Flores, The AjA Project

During the annual World Refugee Day event in Balboa Park June 21, 2014, Roxana and her daughter sell homemade shea butter cream and celebrate their indigenous African and El Salvadoran roots.

During the annual World Refugee Day event in Balboa Park June 21, 2014, Roxana and her daughter sell homemade shea butter cream and celebrate their indigenous African and El Salvadoran roots.

Photo by Kiran Mehta, The AjA Project

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