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Join us for Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is Sept. 16-25

Welcoming Week

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!


Get Involved

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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Show the World You Welcome

Show the world how you welcome! Snap a photo with the I'm a Welcomer sign and post it to social media with the hashtags #IWelcome and #WelcomingWeek.

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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

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

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Sep 1 2016 (All day) to Oct 20 2016 (All day)
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Stitching Our Stories is a collection of artistic threads, an exhibition, story cloth workshops, and a public evening of dialogue.

Sep 14 2016 (All day) to Oct 10 2016 (All day)
Gainesville, Florida

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

Sep 26 2016 (All day) to Oct 2 2016 (All day)
Boise, Idaho

Join us for the Treasure Valley's inaugural Refugee Restaurant Week!

Sep 30 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
San Jose, California

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.

Oct 2 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
St. Louis, Missouri

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.


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

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Our Partners

  • Break Away
  • Define American
  • Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council
  • First Book
  • Green Card Voices
  • International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
  • International Rescue Committee
  • The New Americans Campaign
  • The New American Leaders Project
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • Partnership for New American Economy
  • Repair the World
  • Shoulder to Shoulder
  • United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
  • Upwardly Global
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • World Education
  • YMCA