World Refugee Week

Bozeman Public Library (626 E. Main Street) & Community Cafe (302 N. 7th Ave, Bozeman)

Upcoming Dates & Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (all day)

World Refugee Day is celebrated globally on June 20. Gallatin Refugee Connections, in partnership with several Bozeman-based community organizations, will celebrate World Refugee Day by hosting events to engage the local community on the global and local refugee dynamic. Events are free and open to the public. For more information visit our Facebook page.


Chalk The Block

Monday, June 19, 2017, 5 - 6 p.m.

Bozeman Public Library, 626 E. Main Street, Bozeman

Bring your families and friends to chalk the block outside the Bozeman Public Library. We hope to cover the sidewalk with images of inclusivity and the interconnectedness of our global community. We’ll supply the chalk - you bring the creativity! Join us for a film screening of After Spring directly afterwards in the library.

Film Screening: After Spring

Monday, June 19, 2017, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Bozeman Public Library, 626 E. Main Street, Bozeman

After Spring, a film from Executive Producer Jon Stewart, addresses the ongoing refugee crisis in Syria. It highlights the millions of people who continue to be displaced and tells the story of what happens next. Join us for a screening and brief post-viewing discussion.  Sponsored by Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association and the Bozeman Public Library. View trailer.

Healthcare & the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Dinner from 5 - 7 p.m., Presentation from 7 – 8 p.m.

Community Cafe, 302 N. 7th Avenue, Bozeman

Join us for an evening of Mediterranean cuisine and a discussion about the global refugee dynamic with a focus on health care in refugee camps. The Community Cafe will serve a Mediterranean themed meal from 5 - 7 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. led by Dr. Katie Woods, a Bozeman-based family physician working at the Montana State University student health service. Over the past 2 years, Dr Woods has provided medical care to refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war in Lesvos, Greece and northern Jordan. Dr. Woods will discuss her work and the perspectives of the refugees she met in this humanitarian crisis.