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 13 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Redmond, Washington

Celebrate the harvest festival with dance and musical entertainment. Information, and experience tables, including Chinese calligraphy. 50+

Sep 13 2019 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Redmond, Washington

Kick off Welcoming Week and enjoy a variety of board and card games from all over the world! We will provide some games and feel free to bring one to share. This event is free and open to all. Bring your family and friends, or meet new ones in the upstairs level of the community center.

Sep 13 2019 -
6:30pm to 10:00pm
, Sep 14 2019 -
11:30am to 7:30pm
Washington, District of Columbia

The 6th annual Immigration Film Fest (IFF) is partnering this year with the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with a great selection of films, speakers, and workshops that center on stories related to the U.S. Southern Border. 


Sep 7 2019 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Scranton, Pennsylvania

UNC’s Community Education and Revitalization is hosting its 3rd Annual Welcoming Scranton event at Connor’s Park on Saturday, September 7th from 3:00pm-6:00pm. This event comes from a movement led by Welcoming America to create more inclusive communities.

Sep 13 2019 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Decatur, Georgia

As Welcoming America celebrates its 10 year anniversary in 2019, we see how Welcomers are leading the way in communities across the globe, with a movement 40 million strong and growing. 


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.