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

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Sep 15 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Northside Library (meeting room). Contact: Margarete Gillette- [email protected].

Sep 15 2018 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Latino festival of culture, music, dance, art, food, and more, celebrating diversity in our local community. Many activities for families. Contact: Sin Barreras: [email protected].  434.531-0104.

Sep 14 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Join us as Laughing Dragon Kung Fu presents a traditional Chinese dragon dance followed by a traditional southern Chinese lion dance. Contact: Margarete Gillette- [email protected].

Sep 14 2018 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

The former COO of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art shares her immigration story and how she overcame personal and professional challenges. Northside Library (meeting room) Contact: Margarete Gillette- [email protected].

Sep 14 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Charlottesville, Virginia

Join the IRC for a panel discussion on how the IRC began its work in Charlottesville, how resettlement has changed, and how the community has been impacted. Panelists include Susan Donovan Cathcart, IRC Founding Director; Dr.


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.