About the Festival
Welcome to the One Journey Festival. We hope you are looking forward to a full day of music, dance, storytelling, food, arts & crafts, technology, and so much more. You’ll be taking part in the third national celebration of refugee talents, stories, and accomplishments – on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. At this beautiful venue, Festival goers will celebrate, interact, and connect with refugees and their families, and discover ways to get involved in assisting and advocating for refugees globally and locally. One Journey, a grassroots organization, is shifting the narrative about refugees worldwide. We counter hate and fear with compassion, connection, and celebration of the bonds that unite our human family. One Journey’s mission is to build welcoming host communities for refugees and displaced people so both can thrive together.
One Journey was founded in 2017 by Wendy Chan and Vanda Berninger, two American immigrants who wanted to share their positive, welcoming experiences as newcomers with others. Today, the One Journey Festival is an annual event that attracts greater visibility and larger crowds each year. Grassroots volunteers from NGOs, business, multicultural communities, faith communities, government, and academia work tirelessly to make it possible. We invite you to be part of it.