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Friday, June 20, 2008

IRCO to Hold Event This Evening Marking World Refugee Day

Portland, OR--This evening, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is holding a fundraiser titled “Jazz for Peace” to mark World Refugee Day. The fundraiser will begin at 6:30 at the World Trade Center in Downtown Portland.

IRCO was founded 32 years ago by refugees to help incoming refugees. The mission of the IRCO is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Among the services the organization provides includes employment preparation and placement, and networks of culturally specific continuums of social services

On Wednesday, KATU news interviewed Rowanne Haley and Sheila Garcia from the organization. That interview can be watched by linking here.

In 2000, The United Nations General Assembly designated June 20th as World Refugee Day to recognize and celebrate the contribution of refugees throughout the world.

For more details on how to get involved with IRCO or information about tickets for the Jazz for Peace event taking place this evening, please call their central office at 503 234-1541


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