In an Uneasy Time for Refugees, a Nonprofit’s Festival Builds Community

A weekend festival with a 5K, a one-mile fun run, team relay races, a yoga class instructed through wireless headphones, kids’ activities, food from City, O’ City and beer from Great Divide — all of it taking place on a community farm — already hits enough Colorado stereotypes to make it appealing to Denverites.

But those offerings aren’t the true draw of the Dignity Festival, coming up on June 16 at the DeLaney Community Farm in Aurora; rather, the festival is being held in honor of World Refugee Day and will help raise money for Project Worthmore, a nonprofit based in Aurora that assists Colorado’s substantial refugee community by providing such services as English-language classes, a dental clinic and access to community farming.

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