Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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Save the date: Welcoming Week 2019 is Sept. 13-22

What is Welcoming Week?

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants and those born within their countries in a spirit of unity to build strong connections across their communities and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone. 

In 2018, there were over 2,000 events in 400 communities during Welcoming Week, with more than 80,000 people participating and over 14 million social media impressions. 

By hosting a Welcoming Week event, you are part of a movement of more and more communities across the globe who recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes us stronger economically, socially, and culturally. We are grateful for your interest, and we look forward to partnering with you to make your event a success.

Submit Your Welcoming Week Event

 

 

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 or a postcard in one of multiple languages.

Download Welcomer Sign

Download Welcoming Week Postcards

 

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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Welcoming Week Toolkits

By hosting a Welcoming Week event, you are part of a movement of more and more communities across the world who recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes us stronger economically, socially and culturally. Our Welcoming Week Toolkits provide a fun and easy way to find inspiration for an event or help you plan an event you've already scheduled. 

Click the links below to download the Event Host and Partner Toolkits.

Event Host Toolkit

National Partner Toolkit

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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

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Please use the search function below to find your event by: city, organization or keyword

Sep 21 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Seattle, Washington

FREE Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week Citizenship Clinic sponsored by International Rescue Committee (IRC). A team of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and interpreters will help you with your citizenship application. It’s FREE for all eligible legal permanent residents (green card holders).

Sep 13 2019 (All day) to Sep 22 2019 (All day)

Thrive Mahoning Valley is hosting a listening session at 10 other events (co-hosted by 9 other organizations) throughout the valley during Welcoming Week. We are recording community member responses to what makes them feel welcome and what makes them feel unwelcomine in the Mahoning Valley.

Sep 14 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As part of the fifteenth annual Jazz Poetry Festival, this will be an evening of jazz and poetry collaborations. Sara Serpa and her band along with poet Emmanuel Iduma will perform the collaborative project Intimate Strangers.

Sep 14 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:30pm
Portland, Maine

This event is FREE!



Sep 21 2019 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Charlotte, North Carolina

The International Festival is centered around booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing the cultures of over 50 nations.

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Network Partners

  • New American Economy
  • YMCA
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • International Rescue Committee

Sponsors

  • Civic Dinners
  • Peters, Rubin, & Sheffield, P.A.

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