The Refugee Youth Project and Education Based Latino Outreach do a lot of important, hard work. The RYP helps Baltimore’s under-21 refugee population adjust to life in the U.S., helping with homework, and providing a sense of community; the EBLO aims to improve the lives of  Hispanic children and families through education and cultural activities. But we’re not here to talk about work — we’re here to talk about a party.

Yes, it’s almost time for International Family Day, and if you don’t already celebrate it, this year might be a good time to start. The RYP and EBLO’s annual party celebrating the global roots of our community is at the Walters this year, and if it’s as fun as previous years’ parties, we recommend that you stop by. Highlights include a screening of On One Field, a documentary about how pickup soccer games helped bridge cultural gaps between refugees and immigrants in Baltimore; and a RYP-sponsored talent show featuring local all-star Shodekeh as well as the Student Immigrant Storytellers from Patterson High School, in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Not to mention the globally inspired art activities and a show of students’ artwork.

Do you consider your family international?