Madison Heights, MI; June 3, 2019: World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, will
be observed on June 18, 2018 by Refuge for Nations and AgroBiz.org commemorating the
strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also
marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. According to
Cynthia Khan, “In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives
each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees, asylum seekers,
and internally displaced persons with women empowerment and job creation training”.
Refuge for Nations (RefugeforNations.com) is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to
empowering refugee and immigrant women in the U.S. providing all the support needed for
women to not just survive, but to thrive in the new life ahead of them. From breaking down
language barriers with our ESL (English as a Second Language) courses to learning skilled
trades that leads to eventual employment, such as industrial sewing & entrepreneurship.
AgroBiz (Agrobiz.org) an organization providing global sustainable development goals
awareness, women’s empowerment, agricultural training and sparking entrepreneurship with
Potential, Passion, Profitability & Purpose. are working in tandem. Thus, both organizations
inspire women with the tools needed to build a meaningful life for themselves as well as their
“You are not defined by your situation but, by your reaction to them”, Tee Thompson shares is
the secret to transforming meaningful lifestyles. Transformation begins for these refugee and
immigrant women on Tuesday, June 18th from 10:00am – 12:30pm, at Wayne County
Community College District (WCCCD) Eastern Campus, 5901 Conner St, Detroit, Michigan
48213, with free industrial sewing classes for women from any county – including Macomb,
Oakland & Wayne for the duration of seven weeks on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
For Media Interviews or more information contact Ms. Tee Thompson at 202.491.3873 For
Release 5 a.m. EST, June 3, 2019