Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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Save the date: Welcoming Week 2019 is Sept. 13-22

What is Welcoming Week?

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants and those born within their countries in a spirit of unity to build strong connections across their communities and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone. 

In 2018, there were over 2,000 events in 400 communities during Welcoming Week, with more than 80,000 people participating and over 14 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 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Charlotte, North Carolina

The International Festival is centered around booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing the cultures of over 50 nations.

Sep 19 2019 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Wichita, Kansas

Welcoming Week is a time for community organizations, partners and allies to bring together our City's Citizens and Newcomers in a spirit of unity, build strong connections, and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Sep 14 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Explore Cedar Riverside, the neighborhood where immigrants have found welcome since the early days of Hennepin County. Newcomers from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America have all made their home here, making it one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

Sep 19 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Minneapolis, Minnesota

When was the last time you intentionally listened to another person’s perspective? Being Somali is the third in a series of panel discussions in conjunction with the Being Human: Stories from Humans of Minneapolis exhibit at Hennepin History Museum.

Sep 20 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Duvall, Washington

Children and families are invited to meet their neighbors, welcome new Americans and be welcomed. We will listen to stories read by the children's librarian and do a hands-on activity or art project.  


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.