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!


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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 Week Map

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Sep 25 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Spokane, Washington

"Salam Neighbor" is an award-winning film connecting the world to refugees.

Sep 20 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Spokane Valley, Washington

Free childcare provided. To register, please call Refugee Connections at (509) 209-2384.

Sep 18 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Pullman, Washington

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.

Sep 14 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Spokane, Washington

Author Matthew Soerens will be speaking during the Moody Bible Institute chapel service.

Sep 13 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Spokane, Washington

We can’t ignore the refugee crisis – arguably the greatest geo-political issue of our time. But how do we even begin to respond to something so massive and complex? Seeking Refuge offers a unique perspective on the global refugee crisis and helps readers answer real questions about it.


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

  • 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
  • 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