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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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Miami Citizenship Week Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade
Sep 11 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
Miami United States

With a theme of Food. Family. Freedom, the Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade kicks off Miami Citizenship Week, 10 days of virtual events (see calendar below) to highlight the contributions of Miami’s thriving immigrant community. 



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Miami is Home: Immigrant Welcoming Guide Office Of New Americans of Miami-Dade Sep 13 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Miami Florida United States

New in town? Tune in to our Immigrant Welcoming Guide event which features a panel of prominent community leaders providing useful information on how to make your transition to Miami more welcoming.

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Welcoming Week x MCD: Culture Quilt Museum of Craft and Design
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
San Francisco California United States

At MCD, we recognize that all Americans (naturalized, native, or not) have some sort of story to tell about our own families’ immigration, culture, heritage, and history.

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Census Caravan Day of Action District 2, Prince George's County Sep 19 2020 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Hyattsville Maryland United States

Join Council Member Deni Taveras and your neighbors for a Census Caravan Day of Action.

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Welcoming Week in Prince George’s County: Immigrant Storytellers District 2, Prince George's County Sep 14 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Upper Marlboro Maryland United States

Council Member Deni Taveras, Prince George’s County’s first Latina council member, facilitates a conversation with immigrant artists and writers.

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Lorelai Ramirez: Art is Easy New American Economy Sep 17 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
New York New York United States

Art is Easy is a 1 hour digital gathering hosted by artist, comedian, and writer Lorelei Ramirez.

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Census Day of Action Oregon Futures Lab Sep 12 2020 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Portland Oregon United States

Join this powerful Day of Action and solidarity featuring some of Oregon’s amazing BIPOC leaders. Time is running out to complete the Census and Oregon’s Black, Indigenous, Latinx, rural, and immigrant communities still need to be fully counted.

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Austin Welcoming Week 2020 Virtual Art Gallery Central Texas Office for Refugees
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
Austin Texas United States

As part of Welcoming America's annual Welcoming Week initiative, the Central Texas Office for Refugees partnered with City of Austin and the Austin Refugee Roundtable to highlight artwork from Austin's very own refugee community.

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Spice Kitchen Incubator Cooking Class Salt Lake County Office for New Americans Sep 18 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Salt Lake City Utah United States

About Spice: Spice Kitchen Incubator is a culinary incubator program of the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City. Spice supports refugees, immigrants, new Americans, a

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Creating Home Together in our communities: Where we have been. Where we are now. Where we hope to go. Hearts and Homes for Refugees & the Westchester Refugee Initiative Sep 13 2020 -
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Pelham New York United States

Hearts & Homes for Refugees is hosting an online event to celebrate the welcoming movement in Westchester County, NY.

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Growing our Democracy: From New Citizens to New Voters! National Partnership for New Americans Sep 17 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Chicago Illinois United States

On September 17th, the League of Women Voters will be partnering with the National Partnership for New Americans to discuss how to engage new voters and expand our democracy.

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Urban Harvest: Growing and Cooking with Grow North Farms Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center Sep 15 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
ANCHORAGE Alaska United States



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Farmer’s Market and Hot Food Vendors at Grow North Farms Anchorage Community Land Trust Sep 17 2020 -
3:30pm to 7:00pm
Anchorage Alaska United States

As part of Anchorage's Welcoming Week 2020, Catholic Social Services Refugee Assistance and Immigratino Services, the Anchorage Community Land Trust,, and Welcoming Anchorage will be co-hosting a Welcoming Week event at Grow North Farm! Here are the details.

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YOUTH NEEDS, YOUR ACTION: Virtual Service Experiences Summit Alaska Spirit of Youth Sep 11 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
, Sep 12 2020 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
ANCHORAGE Alaska United States

As part of Anchorage's Welcoming Week 2020, Spirit of Youth, Anchorage Youth Vote, and Story Works Alaska are organizing an event. You're invited to the Youth Needs, Your Action: Virtual Service Experiences Summit!

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City of Dallas Welcoming Week Proclamation City of Dallas Sep 16 2020 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Dallas Texas United States

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson will read the 2020 Welcoming Week Proclamation during the City Council meeting.

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Creating Welcoming Spaces for DACA Recipients City of Dallas Sep 15 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Dallas Texas United States

The City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) will host a virtual panel discussing best practices to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients in higher-ed and work.

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Votando Por Mi Familia: Enterate para que vas a votar (Presented in Spanish) Mi Familia Vota Sep 14 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Dallas Texas United States

Join Mi Familia Vota to learn about the voting process and what will be on the next ballot! Presented in Spanish.

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Virtual Business Tours and Business Award Austin Human Rights Commission
Sep 14 2020 - 8:00am to Sep 20 2020 - 6:00pm
Austin Minnesota United States

Ongoing, Business Award and Virtual Business Tours

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Kids Bike Rodeo Austin Public Library Sep 16 2020 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Austin Minnesota United States

Wednesday, September 16th, 4:30-7:30p.m., YMCA & Austin Public Library host Kids Bike Rodeo. Test your skills on an obstacle course and learn about basic bike maintenance. Call 433-2391 for appt. Event Link: https://bit.ly/2GMUOi7

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Book discussion on racism Austin Public Library Sep 10 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
, Sep 17 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
, Sep 24 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Austin Minnesota United States

The Austin Public Library will be hosting outdoor book discussion on three Thursdays in September with three different books on the library lawn.

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Our Austin, Our America Austin Human Rights Commission
Sep 14 2020 - 8:00am to Sep 18 2020 - 5:00pm
Austin Minnesota United States

Tour the halls of City Hall and City Council Chambers, Monday, September 14 - Friday, September 18 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM to see photographer William Taufic’s project showing the many faces that make up our Austin community

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Story Stitch - A way to build connections with your neighbors Austin Human Rights Commission Sep 19 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Austin Minnesota United States

Saturday, September 19th, 1:00p.m., Human Rights Commission and Welcome Center Host Story Stitch

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Social Justice Book Club Discussion - America for Americans by Erika Lee Austin Human Rights Commission Sep 14 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Austin Minnesota United States

Second in a series of the Human Right's Commission's Social Justice book club.  Discussion will revolve around the book Amercian for the Americans by Ericka Lee.  Free books are available at City Hall and e-audio is available from the Austin Public Library.

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Community Service Project - Rotary Park Clean-up Austin Human Rights Commission Sep 12 2020 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Austin Minnesota United States

Community Service Project - Park Clean Up at Rotary Park, 299 8th Ave SE, Austin, MN 55912 (snacks and masks provided, social distance will be maintained).

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Global Friends' First Ever Virtual Community Picnic Global Friends Coalition Sep 20 2020 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Grand Forks North Dakota United States



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Creating Home Together through Art - Granite Falls Southwest Initiative Foundation Sep 12 2020 (All day) Granite Falls Minnesota United States

Join us in Granite Falls Sept. 12, from 12-4 pm for a downtown art walk, art activities, live music and more!

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Feria Multicultural Festival Sep 19 2020 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Yankton South Dakota United States



Market at the Meridian and Connecting Cultures are collaborating to host Yankton's 2nd Annual Feria Multicultural!

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Rafiki foundation African Festival YMCA Sep 15 2020 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
, Sep 18 2020 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
York Pennsylvania United States

The Rafiki African Foundation has put on a african festival for the last 12 years in Lancaster county, Last year we were able to partner and put together two events in York to show case african music, food, arts, music, culture and story telling.

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Rafiki African Festival Rafiki Africa Foundation / YMCA New American Welcome Center Sep 15 2020 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
York Pennsylvania United States

The Rafiki African Foundation has put on a african festival for the last 12 years in Lancaster county, Last year we were able to partner and put together two events in York to show case african music, food, arts, mjusic, culture and story telling.

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Welcome Week Concert YMCA / New American Welcome Center Sep 16 2020 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
, Sep 17 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
York Pennsylvania United States

Will have a local Egptian immigrant musician Peter Bottros perform for virtual audiance, l will have a conversation with him about his journey to the US, His struggles and successes throughout life that got him where he is today.

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Welcome Week Proclamation from state and local elected officials YMCA New American Welcome Center Sep 14 2020 -
5:30pm to 6:00pm
York Pennsylvania United States

Welcome week Proclamation 

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United Against Hate: Models of Civic Engagement Reimagining Migration Sep 15 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Boston Massachusetts United States

United Against Hate : Engaging Students, Youth Leaders and Community Members 

How can young people use their voices to create and sustain inclusive and welcoming communities?

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Creating Home Together through Art - Worthington Southwest Initiative Foundation Sep 19 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Worthington Minnesota United States



Join Worthington community members as we celebrate Welcoming Week with a free, outdoor gathering, “Creating Home Together through Art,” on Saturday, September 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Centennial Park/Beach Nook!

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Welcoming Week Celebration in Gainesville, Florida Welcoming Gainesville and Alachua County Sep 20 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Gainesville Florida United States

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Welcoming International Students in State College Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic Sep 16 2020 (All day) State College Pennsylvania United States

Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and the Borough of State College will release a short video about Welcoming International Students in State College as part of Welcoming Week 2020.

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Welcoming International Students Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic Sep 16 2020 (All day) State College Pennsylvania United States

Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and the Borough of State College will release a short video about Welcoming International Students in State College as part of Welcoming Week 2020.

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Creating Home Together through Art Southwest Initiative Foundation Sep 19 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Worthington Minnesota United States

 

Join Worthington community members as we celebrate Welcoming Week with a free, outdoor gathering, “Creating Home Together through Art,” on Saturday, September 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Centennial Park/Beach Nook!

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Welcoming Week Baton Rouge Mayor Broome International Relations Commission Sep 19 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Baton Rouge Louisiana United States

To highlight how New American's enrich our capital city, engage in countless acts of neighborly kindness during this pandemic, and to stress the importance of preserving the welcoming nature of our diverse communities as we create a home together.

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Avenida Guadalupe’s 39th Annual El Dieciséis de Septiembre Observation Avenida Guadalupe Association Sep 16 2020 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
San Antonio Texas United States

Take a front row seat from the comfort of your home for the 39th annual EL DIECISÉIS DE SEPTIEMBRE Celebration. Experience the sights and sounds of this cultural presentation brought to you from the heart of the Avenida Guadalupe neighborhood.

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El Grito San Antonio Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio Sep 15 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm
San Antonio Texas United States

El Grito San Antonio celebrates the battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence, first uttered by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810. Enjoy a family-friendly broadcast featuring the traditional El Grito civic ceremony, lively music and cultural entertainment.

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Launch of Welcome: A Poetry Declaration website CIELO Unity in Action Sep 15 2020 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
San Antonio Texas United States

CIELO Unity in Action and the City of San Antonio's Immigration Liaison are conducting a soft launch of the Website for the Welcome: A Poetry Declaration project.

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Virtual Resource Fair for Immigrants YWCA San Antonio Sep 14 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
, Sep 15 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
, Sep 17 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
, Sep 18 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
San Antonio Texas United States

The YWCA, City of San Antonio, and the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio have organized a series of Zoom presentations that will provide information on local resources that can support San Antonio's immigrant community.

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City Proclamation recognizing National Citizenship Day City of San Antonio Office of Immigration Liaison Sep 17 2020 (All day) San Antonio Texas United States

The City of San Antonio is issuing a proclamation recognizing National Citizenship Day, September 17th.

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2020 Census Art Contest Culturingua
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 21 2020 (All day)
San Antonio Texas United States

The Culturingua Census Art Contest 2020 invites youth from PK to 8th grade to submit a visual art (photography, drawing, painting, or calligraphy) or literature (short-story, essay, or poetry) entry on the theme of "I count because..." The deadline for submissions in September 21, 2020 at 5:00pm

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Youth Cultural Panel via Zoom City of Issaquah, KCLS-Issaquah, Downtown Issaquah Association, ISF-Cultural Bridges, Issaquah Highlands Sep 19 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Issaquah Washington United States

Hear the experience of local youth who have immigrated to Issaquah – their backgrounds, challenges, and perspectives on what we all can do to be welcoming.  

More information and registration link to come. 

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Cultural Panel via Zoom City of Issaquah, KCLS-Issaquah, Downtown Issaquah Association, ISF: Cultural Bridges, Issaquah Highlands Sep 18 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Issaquah Washington United States

Explore Issaquah's past and present through the eyes of people of color and immigrants in our community. Join us as we hear how Issaquah’s history has impacted the present and share ideas for working together as a community to make everyone feel welcome.  

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Mariachi, Dance and Margaritas Watch Party via Zoom City of Issaquah, KCLS-Issaquah, Downtown Issaquah Association, ISF-Cultural Bridges, Issaquah Highlands Sep 17 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Issaquah Washington United States

Join us for a vibrant performance by mariachi band Mariachi Guadalajara de Seattle, a margarita recipe demonstration, and a dance performance with Mexican Dance Group Baile Folklore Colibri.  

Participate on Zoom. 

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National Welcoming Week Livestream Event – Sept. 12 @ 12PM City of Issaquah, KCLS-Issaquah, Downtown Issaquah Association, ISF: Cultural Bridges, Issaquah HIghlands Sep 12 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Issaquah Washington United States

Join this free livestream event sponsored by Welcoming America featuring exciting music, dance performances, inspiring personal stories, and more!  

RSVP Required. 

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All Are Welcome Family Stroll City of Issaquah, KCLS-Issaquah, Downtown Issaquah Association, ISF: Cultural Bridges, Issaquah Highlands
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
Issaquah Washington United States

Bring your mask and take an interactive walk through downtown Issaquah to uncover the pages of Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman’s All Are Welcome.  

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Welcome to Issaquah City of Issaquah, KCLS-Issaquah, Downtown Issaquah Association, ISF Cultural Bridges
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 15 2020 (All day)
Issaquah Washington United States

Share an image of what welcoming means to you! Take a picture with a welcoming sign, or a drawing, collage, or message that represents welcoming, diversity and inclusion. Post images to Twitter or Instagram using #IssyWelcomesYou. 

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