LAUNCHES REFUGEE DAY
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[ June 23rd 2005 ]
Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina
Jolie and US Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice have launched the 5th Annual World Refugee
Day Celebrations at the National Geographic Society
in Washington, D.C. Secretary Rice and Goodwill
Ambassador Jolie presented awards to three winners
of the 4th Annual World Refugee Day Poster Contest,
which Jolie sponsors, according to UNHCR.
year's winners were: Jessica Shenoi from Tulsa,
Oklahoma; Vicente Echevarria from Des Plaines,
Illinois; and Katherine Ricker from Phoenix, Arizona.
Admiring the posters, Rice said, "The young poster
contest winners we applaud today have answered
the call of conscience in an exceptionally creative
eloquently and passionately reminded everyone
that the United States was founded by refugees.
"One of America's most inspiring symbols is the
Statue of Liberty," she said. "She is the Mother
of Exiles with her promise of refuge to the world's
tired, poor, to those huddled masses yearning
to breathe free, she welcomed millions of 'new
Americans' over the years."