Dorcas International is excited and proud to announce its first-ever partnership with the City of Providence as a new participant in RI’s much-anticipated PVDFest. This June 2019 Dorcas International’s Welcoming Rhode Island Festival (WRIF) is joining the fun – and you’re invited!
This year we invite EVERYONE to immerse themselves in a FREE unique, family-friendly and interactive multicultural experience with us at our station in Burnside Park on June 8, 2019, from 12 – 6 p.m.!
Our cultural and community initiative (WRIF) is an annual, celebratory event that honors Immigrant Heritage Month, World Refugee Day, and all newcomers, cultures, and arts from around the world — it is an initiative that we have celebrated for more than 10 years!
Exciting things to expect for WRIF at PVDFest 2019:
• Live international performances.
• Global Maker’s Market of talented artists, including some of the people we serve.
• A site-specific photographic installation reflecting the power of human resilience.
• Official naturalization ceremony where individuals will take the Oath of Allegiance and receive a Certificate of Naturalization to complete the process of becoming a U.S. Citizen.
“We are so grateful to the city of Providence for the incredible opportunity to be a part of this major event and beyond excited to join forces with a truly amazing and greatly inclusive festival in Providence that honors art, culture, and diversity both here in RI and around the globe.” – Kathleen Cloutier, Executive Director
SO you don’t want to miss this! Come celebrate cultures, performances, and art from around the globe at WRIF!
For more details and to help fund our community initiative that’s brought people together for more than a decade in Rhode Island, visit here!
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