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 23 2018 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln, Nebraska

Join the Asian Community & Cultural Center of Lincoln, NE on Sunday, September 23rd from 4-8PM at Antelope Park Bandshell for the 2018 Harvest Moon Festival.

Sep 22 2018 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln, Nebraska

We are excited to have a booth at this year's Lincoln Calling 2018 Nigh Market to discuss all things Welcoming!

Sep 22 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lexington, Kentucky

Senegalese-American Chef Mohamed Diop studied the art of pizza making in the South of France before opening this gem of a restaurant in Lexington.  Hope you can join us for out of this world pizza, calzones, etc.

Sep 21 2018 - 5:00pm to Sep 22 2018 - 10:00pm
Lincoln, Nebraska

We are excited to be at this year's 2018 Lincoln Calling with a booth to discuss Welcoming Immigrants & Newcomers during the Night Market!

Sep 18 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Kansas City, Missouri

In continuation of the Alive and Well Communities “Impact Series,” a collaboration with community partners and the Kansas City Public Library has begun to present: "Trauma and Immigration". Come and join us, as we explore the science, stories, and impact of trauma within:


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.