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TODAY - 06/20/'16 - WORLD REFUGEE DAY Propaganda Blitz
« on: Jun 20, 2016, 07:52:09 am »

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World Refugee Day propaganda
events underway this month

Ann Corcoran on June 10, 2016

Since the year 2000 the United Nations has celebrated
World Refugee Day on June 20th and now it’s pretty
much the whole month of June!

All across America the media will be reporting warm and fuzzy stories about events featuring foods, and costumes and dancing etc. to highlight the joys of ethnic diversity that have been brought to communities large and small (if they wanted it or not!) for the last 35 years through the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program.

I was reminded of the annual propaganda event when I saw this press release from the International Rescue Committee (one of the nine major federal refugee contractors) from ten days ago.

EXCERPT from Press Release:

This month, IRC offices across the U.S. are celebrating World Refugee Day with a variety of events. Find an event near you below and learn more about how you can help welcome home recently resettled refugees in your community.
New York, New York: June 20, 2016 - Welcome Home: A Celebration of World Refugee Day

Join the IRC and The Public Theater for a special evening of tribute to America's ideals as a home for immigrants and refugees:
Naturalization Ceremony followed by performance, Delacorte Theater in Central Park; 7pm (Entrances on 81st St and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue)

The evening will feature an inspiring naturalization ceremony to swear in new U.S. citizens, followed by heartfelt readings and performances from some of America’s most celebrated actors and musicians.

Performers include:

Rapper and singer K’naan;
    F. Murray Abraham reading a plea for refugees (Shakespeare’s contribution to the play Sir Thomas More);
    Michael Cerveris performing “Better Angels” from The Visitor,
    Tom Kitt’s new musical about immigration;
    Hoon Lee reading from David Henry Hwang’s F.O.B. (Fresh Off the Boat);
    New York City schoolchildren reading “The New Colossus,” the Emma Lazarus poem
    that is mounted inside the Statue of Liberty;
    Kwame Kwei-Armah reading John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity,” and more
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