Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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Save the date: Welcoming Week 2018 is Sept. 14-23

What is Welcoming Week?

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2017, there were more than 700 events around the country.



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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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 in one of 9 languages or a postcard in one of 8 languages.

Download Welcomer Sign

Download Welcoming Week Postcards


Welcoming Week logo

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

Submit Your Event

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 23 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Shoreline, Washington

Discussion on race and inclusion using the Seattle Times "Under Our Skin" video project.  Talk about issues of race in a deeper way.  Contact Suni Tolton, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at 206-801-2256 or [email protected] for more info.  RS

Sep 10 2018 - 8:00am to Sep 14 2018 - 3:00pm
Scarsdale, New York

Sep 28 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Larchmont, New York

Neighbors for Refugees urges you to speak out against the current administration's reduction in refugees admitted to the U.S.  Postcard Writing Event on 9/28 from 11am-4pm at Voracious Reader.

Sep 17 2018 (All day) to Sep 23 2018 (All day)
Toledo, Ohio

In honor of National Welcoming Week, the Toledo Museum of Art is featuring ten works of global contemporary art throughout its galleries, ranging in materials from painting to glass, neon to found objects. Experience a world of art without leaving Toledo!



Sep 22 2018 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Keene, New Hampshire

The Keene International Festival KIF is meant to showcase and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the Keene community through activities that engage and connect people to each other.

There will be performances, crafts, food, games, demonstrations, and more. 


Our Partners

  • 8 Borders 8 Days
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Pakistan Foundation
  • Center for American Progress
  • Define American
  • First Book
  • I Am An Immigrant
  • Imprint
  • International Rescue Committee
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NALEO Educational Fund
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • The New Americans Campaign (new)
  • New American Economy
  • Welcome.us
  • Welcome Blanket
  • WES Global Talent Bridge
  • World Education
  • YMCA

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