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Event to support refugees held at local church

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 17:02:11-04

LANSING, Mich. — World Refugee Awareness Week is June 15 - 21.

St. Vincent Catholic Charities showed their support for refugees in the Lansing area by hosting a Peace Pole Event on Wednesday.

Andrea Seyka, CEO, STVCC; Izabela Wackowski, Ingham County Health Department; Ben Cabanaw, State Refugee Coordinator; Anne Scott, Executive Director, Ingham Community Health Centers; Linda Vail, Health Officer, Ingham County Health Department; Judi Harris, Refugee Services Director, STVCC all took part.

The pole has a phrase on it that reads - "may peace prevail on earth" written in 8 different languages.

They say they unveiled the Peace Pole "to represent a spirit of unity for immigrants, refugees and U.S. born community members."

Saint Vincent's has resettled more than 17,000 refugees since the 1970's and is the leading refugee resettlement agency in Lansing.

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