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 18 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Beaverton, Oregon

A chance to experience the power of storytelling, this event features four compelling, contemporary stories told - and lived - by members of our immigrant community.

Sep 18 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Join us for a special dedication and press conference for the installation of Peace Poles in Beaverton, made possible by Westside UltraViolet, Central Beaverton NAC and Beaverton Rotary.

Sep 14 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Join Spirit of Grace and partners to hear stories highlighting the unique experiences of immigrant women. Participate in interactive activities focused on seeing oneself in the "other."

Sep 14 2019 -
12:30pm to 4:00pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Kick off Welcoming Week with the City's annual showcase of performances, interactive dance/cooking/crafts workshops, and outreach booths highlighting international cultures in Beaverton.

Sep 14 2019 -
11:45am to 12:15pm
, Sep 21 2019 -
11:45am to 12:15pm
Beaverton, Oregon

Join other families to learn stories, songs and rhymes in both English annd Spanish.

Join us every Saturday!


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.