One: as in unity and connection.
Journey: as in, destination and voyage of humanity.

The One Journey Festival celebrates the talents, tenacity and contributions of refugees and other displaced people around the world. This family-friendly festival brings people and communities together through our modern-day shared languages of humanity: art, food, music, dance, storytelling and technology.

The One Journey mission is to celebrate and amplify the voices of refugees, and to engage all to connect, learn, and become enduring allies of those who are displaced. We’ve charted a movement to inspire all to see the impact and shed a positive light on refugees, and to take action on building welcoming communities for our displaced brothers and sisters.

The second annual One Journey Festival takes place on June 29, 2019 on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC - rain or shine.

Visit onejourneyfestival.com to learn more. for the full program, directions, FAQ, and more.

2019 Lineup

Music & Dance: Abraham Mwinda, The Tributary Project, Batala DC, Cheick Hamala Diabate Griot Street, Nakima Smith, Hussein Smko, Jorge Glem & Cesar Orozco, Leftist, Leila Mire, Pihcintu Multicultural Choir, Sokeo Ros, Megumi Saruhashi, Kumera Zekarias, Fandango, Stephane Detchou, Joseck Asikoye, Silk Road, Convergence Theater, Karagöz Shadow Theater, Batala DC, Maru Montero, MENDÉ

Speakers: Emi Mahmoud, Jay Abdo & Fadia Afashe, Lual Mayen, Mustafa Nurr, Imam Magid, Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Dr. Sovan Tun, Melaney Tagg, Salma Hasan Ali, One Journey Founders Wendy Chan & Vanda Berninger

Technology: Shared_Studios Portals, UNHCR, UN Foundation - Nothing but Nets Virtual Reality, Souktel, Bridge, Natakallam, Refugee Center Online: USA Hello, Junub Games, and Global Shapers (DC), PlanPais and Mycrom Logistics present 'A Venezuelan Story: 360 Immersive Experience'

Take Action Organizations: American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), Catholic Charities, Catholic Charities DC Refugee Service Center, Church World Serevice, Episcopal Migration Ministry, Ethiopian Community Development Council, FOKUS, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Jesuit Refugee Services, Just Neighbors, Kama DC, Karam Foundation, KindWorks, La Cocina, LACES, Literary Council of Northern VA, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area, Mozaic, NoVa Coalition for Refugee Wellness (NCRW), NOVA Friends of Refugees, OnSide, Oxfam, Paper Airplanes, RCUSA, Refugee Support, Shapers for Venezuela, Solutions in Hometown Connections (SHC), Syrian Community Network, UNRWA USA, Upwardly Global, USA for UNHCR, Washington National Cathedral Sanctuary Committee

Marketplace Vendors: 734 Coffee, FenZoul, Karam Foundation, Crafting Love and Hope, Sughra Hussainy, WillS Art, Dafero Dates, Buldano, Merieneda DC, Kin & Care, Definition Studio, Foodhini, From Egypt with Love, Love Without Borders, Ahmed Alkarkhi Art, Threads by Nomad, Love to Sew, Khalid Alani Art, Maysoon Crafting Art, Shatherwan RT, Catholic Charity Jewelry, Crescendo, FOKUS Handcrafts, and official 1JF merch

Food Trucks: Bubble TeaLicious, From Scratch, Himalayan Soul Foods, PhoWheels, Quize Quezeen, Roaming Rooster, Sambal Sate, Saran's Vegetarian, and more...

& day-long soccer workshops and an all new Storytelling tent for all ages to engage and hear stories from our refugee artists and professional storytellers


Donation: One Journey is ENTIRELY volunteer-run. 100% of your contributions go directly to hosting the second, One Journey Festival.

Ticket Registration: One Journey Festival is a FREE event and open to the public. Please RSVP to help us keep track of expected attendance and to stay up-to-date with updates & important announcements.


A big thank you to our partners & sponsors: Accenture, APCO, Bird Scooters, Capital Bikeshare, District Sports, DC United, Islamic Relief, LACES, Mars Incorporated, Marymount University, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, New American Economy, NOVA Friends of Refugees, OneRefugee, Open City, Starbucks, St. George’s Episcopal Church of Arlington VA, St. Albans Church, Ultra Mobile, Washington National Cathedral

*Please note that photos and videos of the One Journey Festival will be taken during the event. If you would prefer not to be photographed at the event, please stop by the 'Admin Tent' for a "do not photograph" badge.