June 20th is World Refugee Day – a time when we acknowledge the overwhelming adversity faced by the more than 68 million displaced people worldwide. At LIRS, it is our prerogative that these vulnerable individuals are protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities.
Join us this week in celebrating the incredible resilience and contributions of refugees in America – and remembering those overseas who look to us for protection.
Explore this interactive page to learn more about refugees, to advocate for compassionate policy solutions, to share and uplift their voices and to support our work with this vulnerable community.
LIRS has a history of mobilizing engaged Americans to create powerful grassroots change behind the scenes, and advocates like you are at the heart of this work. Leveraging your power as a voter and constituent may seem like a small task, but for the people we serve, a phone call can make a big difference.
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“When I think back on my life – and the time before I came to America – I feel like I’m sleeping. Like I have a dream within my dream and I see the lights coming in…
I am from Myanmar (Burma). But I am not Burmese…”