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Welcoming Week 2020

SAVE THE DATE: September 12-20

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 events 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 being welcoming to 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.

Check back in this summer for downloadable resources, toolkits, and more to guide your plans for Welcoming Week in 2020, including tips for planning virtual events.


Creating Home Together

Our theme for Welcoming Week in 2020 is "Creating Home Together". Here is what this means:

Home is not just a house. 
Home is any place where you feel safe and accepted: in your neighborhood, in your community, at work.
Ultimately, home is where you feel you most belong. 

In this pandemic, we may be redefining where home is, what makes us feel at home, or how to make home a more inclusive and equal place for all.

This Welcoming Week, let’s build home in new ways through virtual spaces, digital sharing, and being together even when we’re alone.

Let’s create home together so everyone feels they belong, no matter where you are, or where you are from, so that each of us has a stake in its future.

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