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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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St. Louis Women of Achievement St. Louis Women of Achievement Sep 14 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
United States

St. Louis Mosaic Project's Consultant, Susan Gobbo, is receving for the "Multicultural Enrichment" Award. Gobbo co-founded the St. Louis Internatioanl Spouse Meetup Group and she is a crucial part of the St. Louis International Mentoring Program. 

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Virtual Festival of India India Association of Charlotte
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
Charlotte North Carolina United States

A presentation that highlights key facets of this annual Festival of India, that had to be cancelled this year for the first time in the last 25 years, because of pandemic related challenges.

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A Sweet Welcome World L!t Sep 20 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Charlotte North Carolina United States

WORLD L!T and special guest, Charlotte Desserts presents  "A Sweet Welcome", a video series where we explore Charlotte and some of it's international flavors one sweet at a time.

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SENRU INDINOR, Cultural Cooking Event Community Education Project Sep 12 2020 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
, Sep 12 2020 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Charlotte North Carolina United States

The registered participants will receive a simple shopping list to buy to prepare to cook a meal consisting of the signature dishes from the four world cultures: Senegal, Russia, India, and Norway.

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Learning to Look at Art: Welcome Week at the Currier Currier Museum of Art Sep 16 2020 -
5:00pm to 5:45pm
Manchester New Hampshire United States



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Corners Academy Welcome Week Potluck Corners Outreach Sep 14 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Norcross Georgia United States

Corners Academy is a place for diverse families to receive education enrichment through tutoring, early learning, parent workshops, jobs, and more.

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Bilingual Songs and Stories by Criss Cross Mangosauce for Welcoming Week Criss Cross Mangosauce Sep 12 2020 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Charlotte North Carolina United States

Embark with your little ones on a exploration journey of music and stories from Latin America.  The Criss Cross Mangosauce duo will share songs, rhymes, finger games, stories and more in English and Spanish. A fun way to bridge cultures through the arts while having fun! 

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Uplifting Latin American Music - An Acoustic Concert for Welcoming Week Cafe Amaretto Sep 19 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Charlotte North Carolina United States

Enjoy an hour of relaxing and uplifting Latin American music.

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Welcoming Week North County St. Louis Emerson Family YMCA
Sep 14 2020 (All day) to Sep 18 2020 (All day)
St Louis Missouri United States

The YMCA in partnership with Our Lady of Guadalupe, El Agave, City of Ferguson, International Institute and North County Hispanic Chamber  will host a series of virtual events during Welcoming Week. Each day will have a different focus:

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Bridge Building Tea Time Glocal Community Partners Sep 19 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
United States

 A group of ladies gather together via zoom to discuss a variety of topics that help us get to know one another and understand each other’s backgrounds. Topics in the past have been: What does your name mean? Who is a person you have looked up to and helped form who you are today?

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Spanish and English Story Time with Milagros Pérez-Washington Welcoming Week Augusta Sep 16 2020 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Augusta Georgia United States

Join Milagros Pérez-Washington for a a bilingual Spanish/English story time with the book Abuelo y los tres osos/Abuelo y los tres osos by Jerry Tello and a BEAR-y fun craft.

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Meet Marjy Marj, Author of "The Shimmigrant" Welcoming Week Augusta Sep 13 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Augusta Georgia United States

Join us for this unique opportunity! Celebrate Welcoming Week Augusta 2020 with a book talk and discussion with Marjy Marj, Ghanaian American author of The Shimmigrant and Same Elephants.

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Welcoming Week Augusta Kickoff 2020 Welcoming Augusta Sep 12 2020 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
Augusta Georgia United States

This year, Welcoming Week Augusta is kicking off with a virtual event hosted by Imagination Station Children's Museum. We will start things off with a fun music and storytime performance on diversity for the little ones, provided by the always lovely Bill and Nancy Karp!

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Welcoming Week Augusta Virtual Civics Game Welcoming Week Augusta Sep 17 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Augusta Georgia United States

Join us (as an individual, couple, or team) in a fun online civics Jeopardy-style game exploring our United States government. We will explore the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, branches of government, immigration, and other civics topics.  Winners will receive a small prize in the mail.

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SEADRIFT Documentary Film Screening - View at Your Convenience! Welcoming America
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 19 2020 (All day)
Atlanta Georgia United States

In 1979, a fatal shooting ignited a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugee fishermen along the Gulf Coast.

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Central MN Green Card Voices Unite Cloud
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
St. Cloud Minnesota United States

Check out Unite Cloud's Facebook each day of Welcoming week to view a Central MN Green Card Voices video! We will be sharing 9 videos from 9 first-generations immigrants and refugees who came to Central MN from 9 different countries!

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Citizenship and Census Workshops American Organization for Immigrants Sep 12 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
, Sep 16 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
, Sep 19 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
San Antonio Texas United States

The American Organization for Immigrants will be offering a free workshop in Spanish to provide information on how to apply for U.S. Citizenship and an opportunity to participate in the U.S. Census. 

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Welcoming Week Noel MO Refugee And Immigrant Services & Education Sep 13 2020 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
, Sep 14 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
, Sep 15 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
, Sep 16 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
, Sep 17 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
, Sep 18 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
, Sep 19 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
, Sep 20 2020 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Noel Missouri United States

Sunday Sept 13:  Community Garden - Harvest Vegetables and Cook and Sample on site

Monday Sept 14: RAISE House - Prime inside walls and Eat Together

Tuesday Sept 15: RAISE House - Prime Ceilings and Eat Together

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New and International Families Welcome Event Lake WA School District Sep 16 2020 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
, Sep 23 2020 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Redmond Washington United States



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LGBTQ Voices: Intersectionality and Finding Welcoming Communities Indivisible Kirkland Sep 16 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Kirkland Washington United States



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Immigrant Engagement Summit Office of Community Affairs, County of San Mateo Sep 17 2020 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Redwood City California United States

Join us for our first virtual Immigrant Engagement Summit!



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Take Action for Refugee Resettlement! International Rescue Committee Missoula Sep 16 2020 -
7:00am to 11:00pm
Missoula Montana United States

With the "Presidental Determination" coming up on October 1st, the number of refugees that the U.S. will accept in the following year will be decided. This year the U.S. has only agreed to admit 18,000 refugees.

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Our Immigrant Mothers Mural City of Decatur, GA
Sep 14 2020 (All day) to Dec 31 2020 (All day)
Decatur Georgia United States

Our Immigrant Mothers is a mural painted by Yehimi Cambron and sponsored by Living Walls. It is located on a wall facing N. Candler Street at E. Howard Avenue (across from the Kimball House). It honors three immigrant mothers and celebrates their resiliency.

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2nd Annual Welcoming Business Award City of Decatur, GA
Sep 14 2020 (All day) to Oct 9 2020 (All day)
Decatur Georgia United States

The Welcoming Business Award rewards and publicly recognizes leadership actions that create a welcoming and inclusive business environment in the City of Decatur; encourages businesses to prioritize inclusivity as a "best practice;" and publicizes and shares "best practices" among local businesse

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What is "home" to you? Welcome BG
Sep 12 2020 - 12:00pm to Sep 20 2020 - 12:00pm
Bowling Green Ohio United States

Pick random community members and ask "what does home mean to you"?. It is our belief that no matter what words  are used or how the answer is structured,  - there is an underlying and consistent thread that home is where one feels loved, welcomed, safe, included, protected, valued and heard.

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Refugee Youth Fundraiser Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area
Sep 4 2020 (All day) to Sep 25 2020 (All day)
Washington District of Columbia United States

In celebration of Welcoming Week 2020, LSSNCA is raising funds for our refugee youth program in Maryland.

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Honoring Immigrant Contributions County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations Sep 18 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
San Jose California United States

A panel discussion including Beacon of Light 2020 Awardees focused on honoring immigrant contributions. 

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Celebrating Immigrant Art County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations Sep 17 2020 (All day) San Jose California United States

Virtual art gallery with Footprints Guild celebrating immigrant artists focused on the theme "Creating Home Together"

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Immigrants are Essential: Protections, Rights and Contributions County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations Sep 16 2020 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
San Jose California United States

Panel discussion regarding immigrants as essential workers. 

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Immigrant Resiliency: Entrepreneurship, Job Creation and Cultural Proficiency County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations Sep 15 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
San Jose California United States

Panel discussion regarding immigrant resiliency

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Wellness in Our Homes and Community County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations Sep 13 2020 -
10:00am to 10:15am
San Jose California United States

Virtual guided family activity part of Welcoming Week 2020



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Virtual- Toledo Welcoming Week: Belonging Inclusive for Women Inc. DBA Women of Toledo Sep 16 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Toledo Ohio United States

In conjunction with Welcoming Week with the support of our partners, Welcome Toledo Lucas-County of the Toledo Public Library, we will be hosting a conversation exploring the state of belonging during our 3rd Wednesday, Women’s Circle. Humans crave a sense of belonging and connection--to one anot

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Welcoming Week Story Stitch - MN Unite Cloud Sep 20 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
St. Cloud Minnesota United States

Virtual Story Stitch is a storytelling activity that connects people online from different cultural backgrounds and geographic locations by using a Zoom platform through the computer or phone.

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Creating Home Together: How to welcome and support refugees in the DMV KAMA DC Sep 17 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Washington District of Columbia United States

Moving to a new country can be exciting, daunting, and more often not, both. But by fostering community initiatives of welcoming, we can make this transition easier for refugees and immigrants.

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Webinar: Building Inclusive and Effective Digital Learning Opportunities for Immigrant Workers World Education Sep 16 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Boston Massachusetts United States

The National Immigration Forum, Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education and the EdTech Center @ World Education have teamed up to deliver a webinar for Welcoming Week 2020 that you won’t want to miss! We’ll cover the following:

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Welcoming Week Virtual Dance Party Welcoming America Sep 18 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Atlanta Georgia United States

Let's end the work week with some dancin'!

Gather your family and friends and join us as Atlanta-based DJ Quasi Mandisco spins a mix of music hits from all decades as well as music from across the globe!  

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Neighbors for Refugees Celebrates "A Taste of Home" Neighbors for Refugees
Sep 12 2020 - 12:15am to Sep 20 2020 - 12:15am
Larchmont New York United States

Calling all locals who support and advocate for immigrants and refugees. Neighbors For Refugees will celebrate #WelcomingWeek with "A Taste of Home" meal made by immigrants and refugees who are now our neighbors (including one we resettled)!



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Bridge Gathering Glocal Community Partners Sep 24 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Boise Idaho United States

12 men of various cultural, ethnic, religious backgrounds learn from each other over an evening of dialogue and dinner.

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Cross-Culinary Kits and Classes Idaho Office for Refugees
Sep 1 2020 (All day) to Sep 19 2020 (All day)
Boise Idaho United States

As part of Welcoming America's Welcoming Week, we are partnering with individuals and organizations to do 6 monthly cooking kits and classes, all taught by our neighbors with refugee and immigrant backgrounds. 



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Together Home is Here New England Arab American Organization Sep 19 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
South Portland Maine United States

New England Arab American Organization presents Family Fun Day at the Maine Mall on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Charla Informativa con Yosimar Reyes: El COVID-19 en Nuestras Comunidades Office of Community Affairs / County of San Mateo Sep 16 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Redwood City California United States

Bay Area poet, author, and activist Yosimar Reyes will be joining San Mateo County's Sheriff's CARON Program (Jose Luis Aguirre) and the Office of Community Affairs (Marilu Bedolla and Sandra Becerra) on a livestream event on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 3:00-4pm via Facebook Live (@Countyo

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Welcoming Week Aurora COCity City of Aurora
Sep 14 2020 - 9:15pm to Sep 18 2020 - 5:00pm
Aurora Colorado United States

Week long celebration of our immigrant & refugee community who continuesly make our communities a more welcoming place for all. 

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Free Virtual Film Screening of Love, Life and the Virus with Panel Building One Community Sep 17 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Stamford Connecticut United States

Free Virtual Film Screening Event

PBS FRONTLINE PRESENTS:

Love, Life & the Virus

A mother’s fight to survive COVID and see her newborn baby. How the coronavirus hit one immigrant family, their struggle to be reunited, and the community that rallied around them.

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A TASTE OF SIOUXLAND'S CULTURE MARY J. TREGLIA COMMUNITY HOUSE Sep 12 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
SIOUX CITY Iowa United States

WE WILL HAVE 4 DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS FROM AROUND THE SIOUXLAND AREA COME AND GIVE SAMPLES OF THEIR FOOD. THEY ARE FROM ETHIOPIA, MEXICO AND SOMALIA. IT WILL BE A DRIVE BY EVENT WHERE WE WILL TAKE THE FOOD SAMPLES TO THEIR CAR. 

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Welcoming Week Caritas of Austin Caritas of Austin Sep 14 2020 -
9:30am to 5:00pm
, Sep 16 2020 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
austin Texas United States

Have you completed the 2020 Census yet? Caritas of Austin want to make it easy, safe, and quick to complete for you! We will be hosting clients in our main office, providing computers and support to help do our part for the community.

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Immigration and the Arts Microsite RAICES
Sep 12 2020 (All day) to Sep 20 2020 (All day)
United States

Visit the new RAICES microsite "Immigration and the Arts" an online hub designed to serve as a home for the migrant justice pioneer’s Creative Partnerships and incubator for conversations on art and social justice.

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City of Shoreline Training - Community Organizing 101 City of Shoreline Sep 19 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Shoreline Washington United States

Training:  Community Organizing 101

Sat. September 19, 2-3pm on Zoom (link will be sent to participants)

Purpose:  Learn foundations of effective community organizing and building solidarity.

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Community Organizing 101 City of Shoreline Sep 19 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Shoreline Washington United States

Training:  Community Organizing 101

Sat. September 19, 2-3pm on Zoom (link will be sent to participants)

Purpose:  Learn foundations of effective community organizing and building solidarity.

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Building Racial Justice Awareness for Allyship 101 City of Shoreline Sep 12 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Shoreline Washington United States

Building Racial Justice Awareness for Allyship 101

Sat. September 12, 10am – 11am on Zoom (link will be sent to participants)

Purpose:  Learn how our cultural filters, stereotypes, and biases impact our actions and lay the foundation for allyship.

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A Dinner Date With Charlotte Epoch Tribe Sep 12 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charlotte North Carolina United States

This Welcome Week 2020 experience will give Charlotteans a socially distant option for celebrating the immigrants and refugees in our city through food and storytelling, and an opportunity to support the amazing Charlotte organization Our Bridge.

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