LANSING, MI (WLNS) – It is World Refugee Awareness Day and there are events happening locally to celebrate and raise awareness.

Every year the United Nations deems June 20th as World Refugee Day but Lansing has taken the initiative to stretch the celebration to a whole week. .

Events include a trip to the Allen Neighborhood Center’s Farmers Market to get a taste of different cultures. There is also a 5K family fun run.

Today from 11 to 1 the Global Institute of Lansing Graduation will recognize all refugee students receiving their high school diploma. That will take place at the First Presbyterian Church on Ottawa Street.