Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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Save the date: Welcoming Week 2020 is Sept. 11-20

What is Welcoming Week?

Welcoming Week is an annual series of events where neighbors, immigrants and long-term residents come together in a spirit of unity. These gatherings demonstrate that in places large and small, people of all backgrounds can come together and create stronger communities by building meaningful connections and affirming the benefits of welcoming everyone. 

In 2019, there were over 2,500 events in over 250 communities during Welcoming Week, with more than 80,000 people participating and over 10 million social media impressions. 

By hosting a Welcoming Week event, you are part of a movement of more and more communities across the globe who recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes us stronger economically, socially, and culturally. We are grateful for your interest, and we look forward to partnering with you to make your event a success.

Submit Your Welcoming Week Event



Welcomer Signs & Postcards

Our multilingual Welcomer signs and Welcoming Week Postcards are a fun and easy way to show community support for everyone, including immigrants and refugees, and lift up our shared values.

Click the links below to download a Welcomer sign or a postcard in one of multiple languages.

Download Welcomer Sign

Download Welcoming Week Postcards


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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Welcoming Week Toolkits

By hosting a Welcoming Week event, you are part of a movement of more and more communities across the world who recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes us stronger economically, socially and culturally. Our Welcoming Week Toolkits provide a fun and easy way to find inspiration for an event or help you plan an event you've already scheduled. 

Click the links below to download the Event Host and Partner Toolkits.

Event Host Toolkit

National Partner Toolkit

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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

Submit Your Event

Event Listing


Please use the search function below to find your event by: city, organization or keyword

Sep 21 2019 -
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and crafts in Korean! For all kids ages 6 & under with their families.

Sep 21 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Learn aboout indigenous Aztec culture through dancfe at this workshop & performance by Huitzilopochtli.

Sep 21 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Beaverton, Oregon

PDX Friends of Refugees, Olivebaum and Eden Church invite you to conect across cultures through a festival of music, food and arts featuring Iraqi, Syrian and Korean cultures.

Sep 20 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm
Portland, Oregon

Join Arabic House for a café-style poetry night with food and an open mic to share poetry about the experience of being/living with an Arabic speaker.

Sep 19 2019 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Adelante Mujeres and BESThq partner to welcome immigrant and non-immigrant entrepreneurs to network with agencies, resources and nonprofits providing support for emerging small businesses.


Network Partners

  • New American Economy
  • YMCA
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • International Rescue Committee


  • Civic Dinners
  • Peters, Rubin, & Sheffield, P.A.

Interested in partnering with us? Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.