Date(s) - 21 Jun 2014
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Oak Ridge High School
The State of Florida Department of Children and Families Refugee Services Program in collaboration with Oak Ridge High School, Orange County Commissioner Pete Clark, and the Orlando Area Refugee Task Force are extending an invitation to all residents to a Community Fair in celebration of World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge High School.
World Refugee Day is an international event sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees to raise awareness about the worldwide plight of refugees. At the end of 2012, 45.2 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations. Some 15.4 million people were refugees, another 28.8 million were internally displaced persons (IDPs). The 2012 level was the highest since 1994, when an estimated 47 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide.
More than 40 community agencies (exhibitors) and food vendors will be participating on the Outdoor Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- ACCESS Florida and some of its community partners will have on-site assistance with applications for public benefits.
- Florida Automated Health Systems (Medicaid Options) will provide unbiased choice counseling to individuals about the approved HMOs and HMO representatives will answer consumer questions about their plans and assist with applications.
- Affordable Health Care Navigators will be on hand to assist people to enroll in the program for next cycle.
- Seminole, Orange, and Osceola Counties’ Health Departments have joined forces to offer an extensive Health Fair that will provide free health screenings.
- Career Source Central Florida will assist people with job searching.
- Orange County Library Systems will provide program information and issue library cards onsite.
The event will move indoors at 12:30 p.m. for the second part of the program featuring a magic show by internationally known magician Cesar Domico.
There will be a special presentation by the local Colombian folkloric dance group known as “Huellas (footprints) of Colombia,” followed by a live performance from Pinky and the Venezuela Folklore Group and a Naturalization Ceremony.