Events and Activities | November 8, 2022

Refugees’ First Thanksgiving event happening Nov. 20

On Sunday, November 20, the African Community Center – DC Metro (ACC-DC), the local branch of ECDC working with refugees in the DMV, is hosting its 10th annual Refugees’ First Thanksgiving event from 3 – 7 PM at its community hall in Arlington, Virginia.

ACC-DC Metro is responsible for helping D.C. Maryland and Virginia area refugees who have fled violence and persecution in the transition to rebuild their lives through social, educational, and employment programs. Yet, this rebuilding requires more than providing services; we believe safety and sustainability cannot exist without community.

Events like our Refugee’s First Thanksgiving dinner aim to cultivate this community because every new neighbor needs a network.

Learn more about the event and register to join the dinner here.

Please visit the ACC-DC Metro Branch Website. If you want to get involved or have questions, please email