World Refugee Day a Success!

World Refugee Day on June 20th was a big focus for us in June.  Fidel was the MC of the Boise event and he did an amazing job throughout the day speaking to the crowd about refugee journeys, refugee life in this country, sharing his poetry and introducing many performances by refugees and Boiseans working with refugees.  Keith and I manned a booth where we sold Fidel’s newly published book of poems, Route To Peace, as well as tote bags and note cards with one of his poems printed on them.  Everyone who came by to purchase something was inspired by Fidel’s presence, grace and passion – and particularly his ability to express himself so beautifully and charismatically.  We have books, bags and cards to continue selling this summer in order to meet our summer fundraising goals, so please contact us if you are interested!   Order the book on this website or email me at


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