Memphis, Tenn. — On Saturday, June 2, Christian Brothers University hosted the 4th annual World Refugee Day celebration sponsored by Catholic Charities of West Tennessee.
Fatemeh Yazdi organized the event, which featured international cuisine. The food was awesome. It was prepared and donated by refugees from Ethiopia, Somalia, Iraq, Rwanda and other troubled African nations.
An African family from Burundi provided entertainment.
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee has provided services and assistance to refugees and immigrants since 1975. Christian Brothers College was founded in 1871 by members of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and officially became a university in 1990.
— Christiane Rossetti
Scenes from World Refugee Day
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Photos by Christiane Rossetti