Catholic Charities Celebrate World Refugee Day in Louisville

World Refugee Day is an international call to action each year on June 20, and in Louisville on Monday it was a celebration organized by Catholic charities. It was a carnival theme with face painting, games, inflatables, and food at the agency. West Louisville campus on Market Street. “I think everyone can relate to this theme of carnival that Americans have mastered so well, so it’s really a way to introduce that to our customers and let them know they’re part of our community.” said Colin Triplett, Director of Migration Refugee Services. For the past 40 years, the agency has brought light in times of darkness by helping refugees settle on the subway. Triplett says the greeting begins as soon as they step off the plane. “People who come here to Louisville don’t know anything about Louisville or Kentucky,” Triplett said. “We set up houses, we get donations from the community, meet them at the airport, go through an orientation process and health screenings. Really, our main function is to help them on their path to self-sufficiency. .” Bhim Koirala is one of thousands of Catholic charities who have helped after fleeing their country due to ongoing violence and conflict. In Koirala’s case, human rights abuses are the reason he and his family fled Bhutan, a sub-region of South Asia in 2009. “People from our tribe, our origin were deprived of human rights, democracy and our parents, our grandparents were put in jail,” Koirala said. This terror turned into triumph for Koirala and his family, who are all reunited and call Derby City home. “They bought a house, they’re resettled, they have good jobs and I think all of them have a good future here now,” he said. The American Dream does not compromise not the traditions of the refugees. Their native language, flags, food, clothing and dance were all incorporated into the celebration of World Refugee Day to honor their resilience and contribution to the Louisville community.” is just a celebration of the refugees we are resettling in this moment and also to help us remember that there are many, many millions of refugees who are displaced and waiting to be resettled,” said Triplett. According to the United Nations, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide has reached a record high of 100 million. how you can help refugees through Louisville Catholic Charities can be found here.

World Refugee Day is an international call to action each year on June 20, and in Louisville on Monday it was a celebration organized by Catholic charities.

It consisted of a carnival theme with face paint, games, inflatables, and food at the agency’s West Louisville campus on Market Street.

“I think everyone can relate to this carnival theme that Americans have mastered so well, so it’s really a way of introducing that to our customers and letting them know that they’re part of our community.” , said Colin Triplett, director of migrant refugee services. .

For the past 40 years, the agency has brought light in times of darkness by helping refugees settle on the subway. Triplett says the greeting begins as soon as they step off the plane.

“People who come here to Louisville don’t know anything about Louisville or Kentucky,” Triplett said. “We set up houses, we get donations from the community, meet them at the airport, go through an orientation process and health screenings. Our main function is really to help them on their way to self-sufficiency. “

Bhim Koirala is one of thousands of Catholic charities who have helped after fleeing their country due to ongoing violence and conflict. In Koirala’s case, human rights abuses were the reason he and his family fled Bhutan, a sub-region of South Asia in 2009.

“People from our tribe, our origin were deprived of human rights, democracy and our parents, our grandparents were put in jail,” Koirala said.

That terror turned into triumph for Koirala and her family, who are now all reunited and living in Derby City.

“They bought a house, they are resettled, they have good jobs and I think they all have a good future here now,” he said.

The American Dream does not compromise refugee traditions. Their native language, flags, food, clothing, and dance were all incorporated into the World Refugee Day celebration to honor their resilience and contribution to the Louisville community.

“It’s just a celebration of the refugees we’re resettling right now and also to help us remember that there are many, many millions of refugees who are displaced and waiting to be resettled,” Triplett said.

According to the United Nations, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide is at a record high of 100 million.

You can find more information about how you can help refugees through Louisville’s Catholic charities here.

About Catherine Wilson

Check Also

I, too, sing of America – California Teachers Association

IN THE FAMOUS POEM, “I, Too”, Langston Hughes constructs a powerful and undeniable message: African …