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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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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For a more detailed list of events in your area, use the list and filter options below the map.

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Sep 13 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri Baptist Medical Center hosts this forum on topics of medicine, religion and ethics for medical personnel, clergy and the general public.


Sep 13 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, databases available on our website, to help you in your genealogical research.

Sep 13 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Omaha, Nebraska

Seeds of Hope - a documentary project of Nebraska Loves Public Schools - explores how schools welcome and educate immigrant and refugee families as they start their lives over in America.

Sep 13 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Boise, Idaho

Join the International Rescue Committee for an evening to celebrate and uplift Boise's vibrant refugee and immigrant community through international cuisine, music, art, and craftsmanship.

Sep 14 2017 (All day)
, Illinois

In recognition of the United Nations "Together: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All" campaign and National Welcoming Week 2017, please join us to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Nguyen about refugees and transpacific experiences of war.


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.