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.
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Welcoming Gainesville will be showing the traveling exhibit, People on the Move around different venues between September 14 and October 10. The exhibit provides insight into the causes of migration, the situation of refugees and displaced people around the world and gives examples of wa
Join us for the film El Canto del Colibrí - a documentary that explores the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. Much like the seldom-heard song of the hummingbird, the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard in addressing LGBTQ issues.
St. Louis County Parks Historian Daniel Gonzales explores the role that St. Louis played in Mexican peoples’ entry into the Midwest, the community they built, and the struggles they faced during the first part of the 20th century.
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.
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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