Thank you to everyone who made World Refugee Day so meaningful in Boise and Twin Falls last month! It was a time to honor and recognize the journey of refugees around the world, celebrate diverse cultures, and connect with each other. Fourteen New Americans were celebrated at a citizenship ceremony in Boise.
"It always brings tears to my eyes," Salome Mwangi, coordinator of the Refugee Speakers Bureau, told KIVI, "because it reminds me of when I became an American citizen and the implications of that legally, socially and personally."
Photo Gallery from the Times-News: Magic Valley Refugee Day Celebration
World Refugee Day-Boise photos below by Angie Smith of Stronger Shines the Light.
Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager
Thank you to the generous organizations who
support our outreach: