Welcoming Week Events

Thank you for celebrating Welcoming Week 2021 with us! Below are all of the events that took place:

Join us for Welcoming Week.

Arts Dance Discussion/Community Forum Festival/Fair
September 23, 2021

Lincoln Calling

Hosted by: Lincoln Calling

Lincoln Calling fosters participation in and supports artistic expression, diverse education, and civic responsibility, through immersive this festival and innovative programming. Lincoln Calling acknowledges the difficult time our community has been going through with regards to COVID-19 and ongoing systems of oppression (racism, sexism, ableism, classism, homophobia & transphobia) and recognizes that these issues are…

Discussion/Community Forum
September 13, 2021

Courageous Mujer Podcast

Hosted by: United By Culture Media

Wednesday, September 15 Saturday, September 18 Saturday, September 25 Saturday, October 2 Saturday, October 9 Saturday, October 16 All at 12:00 noon. Courageous Mujer Podcast is focused on embracing, uplifting and celebrating Latinas in Nebraska and the Heartland. During Hispanic Heritage Month celebration the podcast will be visiting with six Latinas throughout the state to…

Dance Discussion/Community Forum Music Virtual
September 19, 2021

Welcoming Week & International Day of Peace, Gainesville FL

Hosted by: Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua County, Inc.

Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua County celebrates Welcoming Week on Sunday, September 19, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm.  This year’s theme is “Belonging Begins with US” The Webinar will be available LIVE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpcpb The program features Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe with the proclamation for Welcoming Week, highlights from Welcoming Gainesville, the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, Sister…

Discussion/Community Forum
September 16, 2021

Facts and Myths of Critical Race Theory

Hosted by: MORE Omaha (Movement in Omaha for Racial Equity)

Addressing the harmful impact of systemic racism benefits us all and promotes belonging for us all. While CRT has become a lightning rod for the ultra-right, it is actually a tool to help us unpack the historical issues that continue to negatively impact communities of color. Free and open to the public. 

Festival/Fair
September 17, 2021

137th Annual German Day – Oktoberfest

Hosted by: German-American Society

This year marks the 137th celebration of German Day, now paired with Oktoberfest. German Day-Oktoberfest features authentic Bavarian foods, including spit-roasted chicken and pork dinners, Bratwurst handmade by our Wurst Klub, and pretzels.  The German store and the annual consignment shop are open, and bands will be playing in several locations throughout our building and…

Dance
September 11, 2021

Bollywood Dance PArty at Barnato

Hosted by: Mohit Bharadwaj

Join the dance party celebrating India’s rich culture, hosted by Mohit Bharadwaj with music curated by DJ Ness. Doors open at 9 PM, DJ set starts at 10 PM

Food and Drink
September 18, 2021

Abundance Garden – Free Farm Stand

Hosted by: The Union for Contemporary Art

Neighbors come together at the The Union for Contemporary Art parking lot to share in a variety of FREE fruits and vegetables harvested from the Abundance Garden. All are welcome!

Other
September 10, 2021

Welcoming Week at the YMCA of Greater Omaha

Hosted by: YMCA of Greater Omaha

Visit your Omaha Y branch to sample teas from around the world at the coffee station and take a peek at their Welcoming Week Map Project! Staff will be wearing their welcoming spirit for all to see with the Y’s Welcoming Week shirt, featuring the word ‘welcome’ in many different languages. And they’re making a…

Festival/Fair
September 18, 2021

Latino Festival

Hosted by: El Centro de las Americas

Enjoy a day of celebration, connection, family and friendship through Latino/Hispanic music, food and art hosted by El Centro de las Americas.  

Other Virtual
September 18, 2021

Miry’s List Emergency Action Fund

Hosted by: Miry's List

You can be a lifeline for Afghan families in need in the United States as we welcome them to their new homes! These families have urgent needs, and we expect demand to continue to increase in the coming weeks and months. We are working very hard to make sure our capacity is open and we…