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Welcoming Week Events

In 2020, Welcoming America co-sponsored the following events as part of Welcoming Week:

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Conversation on Race Equity Nebraska Is Home Sep 20 2020 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Lincoln Nebraska United States



In celebration of Welcoming Week 2020, we invite you to this timely virtual learning and engagement opportunity. Join us for a fruitful community dialogue about race and the system of inequity, using tools that you can share with your friends, family, and neighbors!

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Virtual Tour of Midwest African Museum of Art (MAMA) Nebraska Is Home Sep 19 2020 -
12:45pm to 1:30pm
Lincoln Nebraska United States

Experience this virtual tour exclusively featuring African artists from several countries. The tour will be narrated by the museum founder. Stay for the Q&A with the museum founder following the virtual tour.

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Arkansas United Mock Citizenship and Welcoming Week 2020 Virtual Ceremony Arkansas United Community Coalition Sep 19 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Little Rock Arkansas United States

Join us Saturday at 4 PM with some very special guests as we celebrate Citizenship and Welcoming Week!  This year's theme is 'Creating Home Together'. By #CreatingHomeTogether, everyone gets involved in making our communities stronger.

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Virtual Bowling Green International Festival Bowling Green International Festival Sep 26 2020 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Bowling Green Kentucky United States

Bowling Green International Festival 2020 goes virtual!

30th annual celebration of diversity for the entire family

Saturday, September 26, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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"Indivisible" Documentary and Panel Discussion Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota Sep 20 2020 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
St. Paul Minnesota United States

A Visionaries documentary followed by a panel discussion on immigrants, refugees, and ILCM building community in Northwest Minnesota & North Dakota, featuring Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd.

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Growing Up Southern Virtual Panel Delta State University Sep 18 2020 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Cleveland Mississippi United States

Learn how Mississippi Delta Chinese immigrant families in the segregated South dealt with discrimination, overcame challenges and why this history is important to all Americans today.

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Welcoming Oakland Creating Home Together Shared Story Event Oakland County Michigan - Welcoming Oakland Sep 17 2020 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
United States

Welcoming Week is a time to come together to celebrate the wonderful things that each of our different cultures and backgrounds bring to the community.

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Preparing for Citizenship Brooklyn Public Library Sep 17 2020 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Brooklyn New York United States

In this program, we'll talk about the process to become a US Citizen, and prepare for the Citizenship Test! If you are currently in the process of applying to be a US citizen, or interested in the process, please join us for a practice and review session!

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Welcoming Week Celebration: I Am Proud to be an Immigrant/Stand with Immigrants Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative Sep 14 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fresno California United States

The Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC) and partner organizations hold a virtual celebration of our immigrant heritage to celebrate the presence and contributions of our Central Valley immigrant families.

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Rochester Front Door Project RNeighbors, Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center
Sep 14 2020 (All day) to Sep 18 2020 (All day)
Rochester Minnesota United States

 

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Giving Back- Humanitarian Trip Mayor's International Relations Commission
Sep 12 2020 - 8:00am to Sep 13 2020 - 7:45am
Baton Rouge, Lake Charles Louisiana United States

The Mayor's International Relations Commission (IRC), composed of leaders from several major international groups within the City of Baton Rouge along with Refugees and immigrants, embarked on a humanitarian trip to provide needed donations to families who were seriously impacted by Hurricane Lau

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Giving Back- Humanitarian Aid Mayor's International Relation Commission
Sep 12 2020 - 8:30am to Sep 13 2020 - 1:30am
Baton Rouge, Lake Charles Louisiana United States

The Mayor's International Relations Commission (IRC), composed of leaders from several major international groups within the City of Baton Rouge along with Refugees and immigrants, embarked on a humanitarian trip to provide needed donations to families who were seriously impacted by Hurricane Lau

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Welcoming Week New American Welcome Center Jacksonville New American Welcome Center DuPont Family YMCA
Sep 13 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
Jacksonville Florida United States

Wehave created a virtual celebration in which each day we share a video of a local newcomer friend demonstrating a practice from their country that is important to them. For example, some days we have cooking demonstrations, dances, henna, etc.

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The Politics of Protest: Histories of Rebellion and Civil Disobedience UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning Sep 14 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Anchorage Alaska United States

This University of Alaska Anchorage, Democracy & Civic Action Week 2020 Lecture, by UAA History Professor, Dr. Ian Hartman will explore the long, intertwined histories of rebellion and civil disobedience in the United States.

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Community Conversation: Alaska’s Black Elders: The Fight Against Racial Inequality Alaska Black Caucus Sep 13 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Anchorage Alaska United States

During Welcoming Week, the Alaska Black Caucus continues there Community Conversations series with a Community Conversation that will discuss Alaska’s Black elders and seniors - those that did their part to fight against racial inequality, as the fight for fairness and dignity continues.

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Census 2020: Get Counted! Refugee Congress Sep 13 2020 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
United States

Join us for Census 2020: Get Counted! at 5pm Eastern on Sunday, Sept. 13. We will hear from Census officials, faith leaders, educators, healthcare professionals, an elected official, and more on the importance of immigrants and refugees completing Census 2020.

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Know Your Neighbors Trivia Night International Neighbors Sep 16 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Charlottesville Virginia United States

Join us on September 16, from 7-8 pm EST, for a virtual trivia night! Hosted by UVA's COVID-19 Student Service Corps, the trivia night is designed to raise awareness about our refugee and SIV neighbors and support IN.

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Virtual Playstreets The Gateway Family YMCA Sep 15 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Union New Jersey United States

Join The Gateway Family YMCA for a Virtual Playstreets for families of all ages during Get Fit Kids.

Please register in advance in order to receive the link.

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Welcome Week Proclamation Yankton City Commission, Connecting Cultures Sep 14 2020 - 7:00pm Yankton South Dakota United States

WHEREAS,  this week, we celebrate Welcoming Week as a way of creating home together with communities around the world. Welcoming Week is about bringing neighbors together across lines of difference to build relationships and work together on shared goals; and 

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Welcoming Week at The New York Public Library The New York Public Library
Sep 14 2020 (All day) to Sep 18 2020 (All day)
New York New York United States

A virtual celebration for "Welcoming Week".  

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Naturalization Clinic in Siouxland One Siouxland
Sep 1 2020 - 9:00am to Sep 25 2020 - 5:00pm
South Sioux City Nebraska United States

Instead of a one day Naturalization Clinic we are prioritizing naturalization applications throughout the month of September. Contact us by calling 712-258-5137 or emailing [email protected].

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Drive-by "A Taste of Siouxland's Culture" Mary J Treglia House Sep 12 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sioux City Iowa United States

Come join us for this drive-by event! While you are staying safely in your car, food samples will be brought to you. Samples from San Miguel Bakery, Nile Restaurant, Elilly Restaurant and Coffee House and Gina's Cakes. 

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African Rhythms Dance Party YMCA of Greater Omaha Sep 19 2020 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Omaha Nebraska United States

As part of Welcoming Week at the Y, join us for an exciting hour of dance fitness with Alethea! African Rhythms is a variety of dances inspired from dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats, Reggae and more. This class is open to the community, both in

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Lincoln Calling 2020 Lincoln Calling Oct 1 2020 -
5:00pm to 11:45pm
, Oct 2 2020 -
5:00pm to 11:45pm
, Oct 3 2020 -
5:00pm to 11:45pm
Lincoln Nebraska United States

Lincoln Calling has gone virtual and global! Catch Nebraska’s best performers and those from around the globe.

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"Leadership In Turbulent Times" EN Thompson Forum with Doris Kearns Goodwin EN Thompson Program Committee Sep 22 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Nebraska United States

This year’s theme is Regeneration: Leadership And Hope For A Changing Planet featuring local and speakers recognized world-wide. 

Additional 2020 speakers:

Wednesday, November 4 (Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous Climate Activist, Hip Hop Artist)

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Amending the Constitution: Mission Impossible? Anchorage Public Library Sep 17 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
ANCHORAGE Alaska United States

In celebration of Cosntitution Day and Welcoming Week there’s going to be an informational program hosted by Alaska Move to Amend, Alaska Common Ground, American Promise, and APL around constitutional amendments called "Amending the Constitution: Mission Impossible?" The goal is to educate people

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Creating Home Together through Art - Willmar Southwest Initiative Foundation Sep 18 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Willmar Minnesota United States

Join Willmar community members as we celebrate Welcoming Week with a free, outdoor gathering, “Creating Home Together through Art,” on Saturday, September 18 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Selvig Park in Downtown Willmar!

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RISE and Connect RISE Lincoln Sep 17 2020 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Lincoln Nebraska United States

We are kicking off the fall RISE & Connect event series with a virtual and in-person hybrid event. We'll hear from two local presenters, Dr. Helen Fagan and Shannon Mangram, as they take us through how to recognize our own unconscious biases and further develop a more inclusive mindset.

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Latino Benefit Festival El Centro de las Americas Sep 13 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln Nebraska United States

Join El Centro de las Américas in celebrating our community. The festival will be broadcast live via Facebook. You will enjoy a variety of presentations such as music, dance, mini shows, interviews with members of the community, and raffles.

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Voter Registration Centro Hispano Sep 14 2020 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
, Sep 19 2020 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
, Oct 7 2020 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Columbus Nebraska United States

September 14, 22 and October 7, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Voter Registration Drive

Join Columbus Family YMCA and Centro Hispano as we share information about how and where you can register to vote and voting procedures.

 

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Naturalization Clinic - Clínica de Naturalización Centro Hispano Sep 17 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
, Sep 18 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
, Sep 19 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Columbus Nebraska United States

September 17, 18 & 19 

Naturalization Clinic - Clínica de Naturalización 

Llamar 402-564-2110 para participar en nuestra clínica. Completamente GRATIS, incluyendo costo de inmigración! Solo quedan pocos plazos disponibles.

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Anti-racism Community Conversation United Church of Christ, Crete Nebraska Sep 20 2020 -
9:45am to 10:45am
Crete Nebraska United States

Every Sunday in September at 9:45 AM 

Anti-racism conversations take place in the UCC parking lot behind the Casey’s. Join us for community dialogue in race and equity. Call Jeff Hagaman at 402-826-1187 to reserve your spot!

 

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Virtual Viva Museum! Cafecito Científico Florida Museum of Natural History Sep 12 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Gainesville Florida United States

Share a cup of coffee from the comfort of your home while engaging with Latinx scientists! In coordination with the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, join our virtual celebration of Latin America’s biodiversity and cultural heritage.

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Crete Community Blood Drive Doane University Sep 17 2020 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Crete Nebraska United States

Doane University is providing a safe way for community members to help the national health emergency. To make an appointment sign up online at www.ncbb.org or contact Andrew Brown at 517-896-8495.

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Sumner Elementary School Flag Walk Sumner Elementary School Sep 16 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Austin Minnesota United States

Sumner Flag Walk (10:00am, Sumner Elementary School, weather permitting)

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Riverland's Immigrant Voices, Immigrant Stories Riverland Community College Sep 15 2020 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Austin Minnesota United States

Riverland Community College, Tuesday September 15, Immigrant Voices, Immigrant Stories; the 5th annual signature welcoming week event will be held virtually this year.

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Racial Justice Day Riverland Amnesty International Sep 16 2020 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Austin Minnesota United States

Racial Justice Day #racialjusticeaustinmn

Wednesday, September 16 

In Austin, we welcome newcomers and we also fight to disrupt and change systemic racial inequities in our community. 

As part of Welcoming Week, we invite community members to do three things:

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Coming to Malden: A Welcoming Week Celebration The Immigrant Learning Center Sep 14 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Malden Massachusetts United States

Join the Malden Public Library and The Immigrant Learning Center for Welcoming Week with a free, livestream event featuring exciting history and personal stories of Malden's diverse immigrants of the past and present.

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Family Story Hour, Roanoke Roanoke Arts Commission Sep 12 2020 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Roanoke Virginia United States

Free interactive story hour with professional actors in a Covid - responsible outdoor space. Join neighbors in the park along the greenway. Under Memorial Bridge, near 1414 Memorial Ave. SW Roanoke, Va. Every child will be given a new book each Saturday in Sept. 11 am

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Tea Deomonstration Salt Lake County Office for New Americans
Sep 16 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
SLC Utah United States

Mika Lee from Honey TeaHive shares how tea has played a role in her home. She discusses briefly about the history of tea, types of tea, and how to brew the perfect cup in your own home.

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Hostile Terrain Salt Lake County Office for New Americans Sep 15 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
SLC Utah United States

Participatory art project via Zoom. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019.

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Tales and Tunes with Annie and Dan Salt Lake County Library
Sep 15 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
SLC Utah United States

Enjoy multicultural stories and music by Annie and Dan Eastmond (Harvest Home), that express the value of welcoming all and working together to create home.

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Storytime for Toddlers featuring stories about welcoming Salt Lake County Library Sep 15 2020 -
10:30am to 11:00am
, Sep 16 2020 -
10:30am to 11:00am
, Sep 17 2020 -
10:30am to 11:00am
, Sep 18 2020 -
10:30am to 11:00am
SLC Utah United States

Join us for Storytime featuring great stories to help children learn about welcoming and including all people.

Storytime will be streamed at 10:30 am via Facebook Live.

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Storytime for Toddlers Salt Lake County Library Sep 14 2020 -
10:30am to 11:00am
SLC Utah United States

Join us for a bilingual storytime in Spanish & English featuring folktales from South America! Great for families with young children.



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Voices of Refugee Youth Salt Lake County Office for New Americans
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
SLC Utah United States

Learn about different experiences refugee youth have had as they came to the United States and adjusted to their new life by listening to their stories that were prepared in conjunction with an 8 week public speaking class through the Utah Department of Workforce Services/Division of Refugee Serv

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The Infiltrators Screening Salt Lake County Office for New Americans
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Oct 16 2020 (All day)
SLC Utah United States

A documentary film telling the story of how undocumented teenage immigrants intentionally let themselves be caught and put into one of America's for-profit detention centers, with a bold plan to get other detainees (and themselves) out.

Follow the link and use the Promo Code: LHC2020.

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Hearty Tables- story telling through cooking WeaveTales
Sep 14 2020 (All day) to Sep 19 2020 (All day)
Jacksonville Florida United States

Food is universal but the culture of preparing is unique to each community. During #WelcomingWeek we would like to revisit and celebrate the stories from Hearty Tables.

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Community Stories interviews: Finding Home in the Salt Lake Valley Salt Lake County Office for New Americans
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
SLC Utah United States

Learn the stories of two different refugee families and how they are finding home in the Salt Lake valley.

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Virtual Photo Exhibit: What I Brought in My Luggage Salt Lake County Office for New Americans
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
SLC Utah United States

People’s lives in Turkey changed dramatically after the failed coup attempt on July 15th, 2016.

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New American Artists: Poetry, Visual Art, Dance and Sculpture Salt Lake County Office for New Americans
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
SLC Utah United States

New American artists in Utah celebrate their immigrant and refugee backgrounds via poetry, visual art, dance, and sculpture. Sponsored by Utah Arts and Museums, Utah Humanities, and Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office for New Americans.

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