International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Save the Date: Refugee Artvocacy on June 21st!

On Thursday, June 21st, the IRC in Seattle will host its seventh annual Refugee Artvocacy event in honor of World Refugee Day! Refugee Artvocacy 2012 will offer the public an opportunity to learn more about refugee issues and experiences, while giving participating refugee artists an occasion to gain exposure and network with the wider King County art community. The year’s event will feature artwork by refugees currently living in the Seattle area who came to the U.S. from diverse countries around the world, including Bhutan, Bosnia, Eritrea, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine.


Artvocacy follows in the tradition of recognizing the courage of the world’s refugees and seeks to be a voice in King County, raising awareness of oppression in the world by drawing attention to these issues through refugee art. Artvocacy has been a great channel through which we’ve raised refugee awareness in the past and we hope you’ll help us continue this trend in 2012!


Come join us at Refugee Artvocacy 2012 to celebrate the talents of local refugee artists!  Please help us spread the word by inviting your family and friends! Appetizers and beverages will be provided by the IRC and our generous community supporters.

Location: 604 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Date/Time: Thursday, June 21st, 6-8:30pm
Admission: suggested donation at the door


If you are interested in vounteering at Refugee Artvocacy 2012, or would like more information about the event, please contact the IRC at

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