Join us for Welcoming Week
Welcoming Week is Sept. 16-25
Connecting neighbors, serving communities
During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone – including new Americans. Last year, there were 245 events in over 80 communities during Welcoming Week, with more than 22,000 people participating. Please help us make this year even bigger!
Momentum is building in the welcoming movement, and more and more communities across the United States and the world are recognizing that immigrants and refugees make our communities stronger economically, socially, and culturally.
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
Accomplished local musicians will perform works by refugee composers Rachmaninoff, Bartok and Chopin, as well as music from Schindler’s List. International food will be served at the reception following the concert. Proceeds benefit World Relief Spokane’s Match Grant program.
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Host an Event
We rely on you, our local partners, to make Welcoming Week a success. Host a festival, a cooking class, a joint service project, anything that encourages connectivity and welcoming. If you’re interested in hosting, contact us and we’ll get you the resources needed to give your event the greatest impact.
What You'll Get After Signing Up
- Register your event with Welcoming America so it’s searchable by others on our website
- Welcoming America branded materials available at a reduced cost
- Print-ready promotional materials
Sponsor an event
With your help during Welcoming Week 2016, we can share the message broadly that communities want to be welcoming to everyone! If you are interested in sponsoring our biggest event or would like to learn more, please contact Leena Kiber, Development and Partnerships Officer, at [email protected].
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