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 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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Sep 14 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Atlanta, Georgia

The city of Atlanta Mayor’s office of cultural affairs in partnership with Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs will host the premiere screening of Night shots by Ghanaian immigrant filmmaker Eric Bomba-Ire on September 14th, 20017 at Gallery 72 to kick-off Welcoming Week Atlanta.

Sep 14 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm
St. Louis, Missouri

Learn how IKEA and others leverage immigrant innovations to advance technologies/programs in the US!

Sep 14 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
, Sep 21 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
, Sep 28 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Dayton, Ohio

The film series offers three different films with a guest facilitator.

September 14: In the Shadows: Undocumented Immigration in America

September 21: Visiones: Latino Art and Culture

September 28: Even the Rain

All films are free and open to the public.

Sep 14 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
West Palm Beach, Florida

During the event, distinguished members of our community share their inspiring stories.

Sep 14 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Everyone has a story.  Come get to know your neighbors.  Hear students working with Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) tell the stories of why they have left their homes and come to the United States.  Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.


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.