Welcoming Week | Welcoming America

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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


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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

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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Sep 20 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Informal talk about world roots of Appalachian music with demonstrations of instruments and audience participation. Families with children are welcome. Contact- Margarete Gillette: [email protected].

Sep 20 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Newcomers to our community tell their stories: where they fled from, why they came here, how their lives have changed since arriving.  Sponsored by Welcoming Greater Charlottesville. Point of Contact: Russ Linden: [email protected].

Sep 18 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

“Who Is Dayani Cristal?” tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death.”  Contact: Margarete Gillette- [email protected].


Sep 18 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

CHS Black Box Theater.  A play, devised, directed and performed by CHS theater students.  A panel discussion follows. Copies of the book, Dreaming America, will be for sale and donations will also be accepted.

Sep 18 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Mehndi is a form of body art in which decorative designs are applied on the skin using a paste created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. Come to learn about the origins of this art form from ancient India and witness the preparation of henna paste.


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.