We are excited to announce that this year Voices of Refugees will be offered on two evenings, April 15th, 2014 at the University of Denver and April 22nd, 2014 at Auraria Campus. Stay tuned for more details and speakers bios.
Our 2013 Speakers during World Refugee Celebrations:
- Tin Tin Pyone
Tin Tin was born in Burma and spent 13 years in a Thailand refugee camp. In 2006, she was resettled in the United States through Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she lived for several years before moving with her daughter to Bowling Green, Kentucky for 3 months. There, her daughter works as a case manager for a refugee resettlement organization. In April of 2011, Tin Tin moved to Denver, CO with a family member. Sewing has been a significant part of her life and you’ll hear the rest of Tin Tin’s story on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013.
- The Odari Family
Three generations of a Bhutanese Nepali family will tell their story of transition from Bhutan to Nepal in 1992 and eventually to Denver in June of 2010. Their powerful story exemplifies the beauty and strength of a family determined to stay united through it all. Filled with light-hearted tales and difficult experiences, the Odari family’s story centers around their life-long pursuit of citizenship for the first time in any country. Learn what brought them to Colorado at this event which will be held at the University of Denver.
- In addition, to our speakers from June we will also offer the stage to several of our scholarship students as well as some performers from the community. Stay posted for the rest of our speakers and performers coming soon.
Questions about Voices of Refugees? Email our Outreach Department.
Directions to Aurora Central High School: