Potluck for Peace
Potluck for Peace was one of more than 350 Welcoming Week events in 2016 in communities across the country.
The event was a collaboration between between Interfaith Community Sanctuary & School and Project Feast, two organizations based in the greater Seattle area who recognize that for newcomers to fully succeed in this country, they need more than a job: they need a welcoming community.
"We hope our Welcoming Week event will inspire others and that participants will continue the discussion on Facebook. We could make this a 500-person event in a year or two, and it could inspire broader change in our community," said co-organizer Veena Prasad.
Learn more about Welcoming Week, and how you could host an event in your community.
All photos by Sarah Gilbert