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 14 2019 -
4:00pm to 9:15pm
South Sioux City, Nebraska

This is a big city-wide block party with a parade down Dakota Avenue. Bring your favorite dish to share with neighbors.

Sep 13 2019 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
, Sep 19 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Sioux City, Iowa

Two opportunities! Learn what your rights are when you encounter law enforcement at home, at work, or on the street, and how to avoid immigration scams and be sure you are receiving good legal advice.

Sep 13 2019 -
9:00am to 4:30pm
Sioux City, Iowa

Call 712-258-5137 for more information or to schedule your appointment. 

Sep 21 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Omaha, Nebraska

Exhibits include

“HUIPILES – Indigenous Textiles from Guatemala” – textiles

“Indigenous Dress in Mexico / Traje Indígena en México”

Selection of prints by Teresa Castelló Yturbide

Sep 18 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Omaha, Nebraska

Bring your favorite dish to share, plus some copies of your recipe for others (if you wish)! Wear your choice of multicultural apparel or accessories. Enjoy great food, dance, and music entertainment, plus listen to the stories of two recent US immigrants.


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.