Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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Save the date: Welcoming Week 2018 is Sept. 14-23

What is Welcoming Week?

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2017, there were more than 700 events around the country.



Show the World You Welcome

Now more than ever, we need to stand up for immigrants and refugees.  Show the world that you welcome by joining the Welcomer campaign.

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Welcomer Signs & Postcards

Our multilingual Welcomer signs and Welcoming Week Postcards are a fun and easy way to show community support for everyone, including immigrants and refugees, and lift up our shared values.

Click the links below to download a Welcomer sign in one of 9 languages or a postcard in one of 8 languages.

Download Welcomer Sign

Download Welcoming Week Postcards


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Host an Event

Host a festival, volunteer project, shared dinner, or any event that encourages connectivity and dialogue. Welcoming America will give you the tools you need to make it a success.

What You'll Get After Signing Up

  • National, searchable event listing
  • Planning webinars and toolkits
  • Discounted merchandise
  • Promotional support 
  • Branded marketing materials

Submit Your Event

Welcoming Week Map

For a more detailed list of events in your area, use the list and filter options below the map.

Find an Event

Filter Options

Use the optional filters below to refine your search for events.

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Sep 19 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Anchorage, Alaska

Welcoming Anchorage, the Municipality of Anchorage, the U.S. District Court and the U.S.

Sep 18 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Anchorage, Alaska

As part of Anchorage’s 2018 Welcoming Week festivities, RAIS’s Fresh International Kitchen's Pop-Up Restaurant will be offering a special Somali dinner, on Tuesday, September 18th, 6:30pm, at South Restaurant & Coffeehouse. 

Sep 15 2018 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Anchorage, Alaska

This event is an opportunity for Anchorage to celebrate another great Welcoming Week, and the sense of welcoming community that makes Anchorage a great place to call home.

Sep 14 2018 -
5:45pm to 6:45pm
Anchorage, Alaska

As the kick-off event for Anchorage's 2018 Welcoming Week, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz will cut the ribbon for the “Eyes Closed” Project.

Sep 19 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
, Sep 20 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
, Sep 21 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Miami, Florida

New Mini Citizenship Clinics at FLIC! From Wednesday thru Friday, from 9am to 4pm

Who qualifies?


Our Partners

  • 8 Borders 8 Days
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Pakistan Foundation
  • Center for American Progress
  • Define American
  • First Book
  • I Am An Immigrant
  • Imprint
  • International Rescue Committee
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NALEO Educational Fund
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • The New Americans Campaign (new)
  • New American Economy
  • Welcome.us
  • Welcome Blanket
  • WES Global Talent Bridge
  • World Education
  • YMCA

Interested in partnering with us? Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.