Today, June 20th, is World Refugee Day, an international celebration of the strength and resilience of those who have fled conflict and persecution.
Erie is home to thousands of former refugees, many of whom have become naturalized citizens. Former refugees are an important part of Erie’s economic engine and have brought new life to old storefronts. Erie Arts & Culture is proud to publish an updated directory of small businesses owned by former refugees. Check out over 70 listings, including markets, salons, restaurants, boutiques, and artists!