Twin Cities World Refugee Day Returns to Brooklyn Center June 22, 2024

In partnership with the City of Brooklyn Center, CAPI USA (CAPI) announces the return of Twin Cities World Refugee Day (TCWRD) to Brooklyn Center. Hosted by Twin Cities nonprofit CAPI, TCWRD celebrates the culture of our refugee friends and neighbors, provides opportunities for education and advocacy, and aims to build community and places of belonging for forcibly displaced persons.

CAPI World Refugee Day

Building on last year’s dynamic event at Centennial Park, in partnership with the City of Brooklyn Center, TCWRD 2024 is set to be one of the premiere cultural events of the summer.

“This event is core to CAPI’s mission,” said CEO Mary Niedermeyer. “The atmosphere is full of celebration, joy, and is a glimpse of what thriving community looks like.”

What’s New for 2024

To kick off Twin Cities World Refugee Day, the first ever Unity in Motion: TCWRD 5K will take place at 8:30 am. This family-friendly event will start at Centennial Park and bring participants back to enjoy the festival. La Doña Cervecería, a local brewery that supports and accentuates the Latino communities of Minnesota, will host a beer garden on site. The event will also be emceed by Minnesota native Chenue Her, Emmy-Award Winning anchor of ‘Good Morning Iowa’ and America’s first male Hmong news anchor. The event itself also has an earlier start time to allow for more performances. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

Event Details

The event will take place on June 22, 2024, from 10:30 am – 5 pm at Centennial Park in Brooklyn Center. Performances range from dance, song, and spoken word. Cultural food trucks will be on site, and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the many arts and education activities provided throughout the day. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, UCare, and Minnesota Housing. Additional event details found here.