World Refugee Day (WRD), commemorated annually on June 20th since 1951, offers us a chance to raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world and of the efforts to protect their human rights.
~20 people every minute around the world leave everything behind to flee war, persecution, or terror.
The broad term "refugee" as used in WRD includes various types of forcibly displaced persons, not just only those who are technically designated as refugees. It also includes asylum seekers, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, returnees, trafficking and torture survivors.
This WRD we are happy to announce the availability of a new multicultural resource. "All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism" is the first and only anthology of autism and people of color. Containing essays, poetry, artwork, and personal accounts of 60 people from seven different countries from age 3 to 60, not only will this anthology provide a platform for an often underrepresented group, it will also help to raise money for a financial assistance program that will exclusively serve people of color on the autism spectrum. The fund is slated to launch next year, and donations of any amount are welcome! Please contact us to learn more about this exciting endeavor; we are proud to help to promote and support this project.