Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

Build common ground in your community

Save the date: Welcoming Week 2018 is Sept. 14-23

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 2017, there were more than 700 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 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Join us for a Global Market and Mixer we celebrate the contributions of immigrants in our community!  Meet some new neighbors, sample  international foods, shop from international vendors.  Help us build bridges and strengthen our community!

Sep 13 2018 (All day)
Cincinnati, Ohio

Please join us for the 11th Biennial Conference of the Immigrant Survivors of Partner Violence collaborative.  This year’s theme is “Addressing Trauma in Immigrant and Refugee Communities,” featuring keynote speaker Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts.  Sessions will include issues rel

Sep 15 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Redmond, Washington

“Welcoming everyone to meet their neighbors” at the Community Picnic as part of the Downtown Park Grand Opening in Redmond which take place from 5pm – 10pm!

Sep 23 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

1:30 - 4:00 pm. Central Library (McIntire Room). Contact: Liz [email protected]

Sep 22 2018 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Charlottesville, Virginia

Learn about the art of calligraphy from the Islamic Society of Central Virginia. Northside Library (meeting room). Contact: Margarete Gillette: [email protected].


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.