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, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2018, there were more than 800 events around the country.



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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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 in one of 9 languages or a postcard in one of 8 languages.

Download Welcomer Sign

Download Welcoming Week Postcards


Welcoming Week logo

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

Welcoming Week Map

For a more detailed list of events in your area, use the list and filter options below the map.

Find an Event

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Use the optional filters below to refine your search for events.

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Sep 18 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Showcase of Refugee Women Entrepeneurship

Volunteer Breakfast

Financial Literacy Classes in Arabic and French

Sep 22 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Kent, Washington

Join us for a community feast and sharing of our personal experiences and stories lead by SiSwinKlae following the Northwest Coast First People's tradition.

Sep 21 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Seattle, Washington

Enjoy the movie, Underwater Dreams outside at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood!

Sep 20 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Seattle, Washington

Join Kouyate Arts for a non-stop African song and dance performance and interactive dance workshop at Westlake Park (4th and Pine) in downtown Seattle.

Sep 15 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Shoreline, Washington

Author David Buerge will discuss his twenty year journey of research and interviews that led him to write the first biography of Chief Seattle. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library and the Shoreline Historical Museum.



Our Partners

  • 8 Borders 8 Days
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Pakistan Foundation
  • Center for American Progress
  • Define American
  • First Book
  • I Am An Immigrant
  • Imprint
  • International Rescue Committee
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NALEO Educational Fund
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • The New Americans Campaign (new)
  • New American Economy
  • Welcome.us
  • Welcome Blanket
  • WES Global Talent Bridge
  • World Education
  • YMCA

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