Every year, on the 20th of June, the world unites to observe World Refugee Day—a day dedicated to raising awareness and honoring the strength and resilience of refugees worldwide. It is a time to reflect on the challenges faced by forcibly displaced individuals, while also highlighting the essential need for compassion, understanding, and global solidarity. On this day, we come together to celebrate the incredible contributions refugees make to their new communities and reaffirm our commitment to creating a more inclusive and compassionate world.
The world is currently experiencing one of the largest refugee crises in history, with millions of people forcibly uprooted from their homes due to conflict, persecution, and natural disasters. These individuals often face unimaginable hardships, risking their lives and leaving behind everything they hold dear in search of safety and a better future. World Refugee Day serves as a reminder that behind the statistics and headlines, there are real people with stories of struggle, resilience, and hope.
Clarkston, GA has emerged as a symbol of hope and resilience, drawing attention for its remarkable embrace of refugees from around the world. With a population of just over 13,000, Clarkston has become a beacon of compassion and integration, providing a safe haven for those seeking refuge and a fresh start. Liminal Health and Fitness is proud to call Clarkston our home.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their health and fitness. Our mission is to make fitness and nutrition coaching accessible to the Refugees and broader community of Clarkston, GA. We know that CrossFit, through its methodology and unique ability to build community, is one of the most effective ways we can build relationships with Refugees and grow a community that is seeking health and fitness together. Through income-based scholarships and culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed coaching, we hope to make a difference in the health of our community.
As you reflect on World Refugee Day, you can join us in a few ways:
-Join CrossFit Liminal. There’s no better place to build relationships with others than on the gym floor together!
-Volunteer for our youth programs and Afghan Refugee Women’s Class
-Give monthly. Your gifts will help provide fitness classes and nutrition education to the Refugees and broader community of Clarkston.