2nd Annual Unity Walk and Festival

Greensboro Celebrates Diversity with 2nd Annual Unity Walk and Festival

“We Are Better Together!!”

Greensboro, NC – For the second year, Greensboro’s refugee and immigration support agencies will partner with the Greensboro refugee and immigrant communities to march in solidarity culminating in a fun filled festival in Downtown Greensboro’s LeBauer Park. The event takes place on August 17th with the walk beginning at 10:30 am at Faith Action International House at 705 N. Greene Street in Greensboro and ending at the park for the festival. The festival hours are from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and features International dance, music, vendors, and free food samples. The event will celebrate diversity, inclusion, and recognize the talents and gifts of our newest neighbors, as well as welcome and embrace policies that ensure protection and dignity for immigrants and refugees from all over the world.

“Greensboro is a fusion of cultures and communities. We are proud to be a part of the Unity Walk and Festival, which is demonstrating that people of all backgrounds are coming together to create a stronger community” says Million Mekonnen, Executive Director for North Carolina African Services Coalition, a local refugee resettlement agency. “It is a time to celebrate the values that unite us as neighbors, parents, and colleagues. Celebrating uniqueness through diversity is a powerful reminder of the resilient and inclusive spirit of the Greensboro Community.”

The event is a joint partnership between several local agencies including The Center for New North Carolinians, Church World Service Greensboro, Faith Action International House, New Arrivals Institute, North Carolina African Services Coalition, and Reading Connections. The agencies are offering sponsorship opportunities to businesses who would like to unite in supporting this fun filled event for all ages.

“The Unity Festival was an awesome event” says Arianna Deese who attended last year’s festival. “I really enjoyed trying food from the many different nationalities that make up our city,

and the performances were fun and educational. It’s these types of events I look forward to

sharing with my children.”

The Unity Walk and Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, or for

sponsorship opportunities please call Adamou Mohamed at 336-362-5058.

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