Welcoming Week Events

Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. Check out all of the Welcoming Week 2021 events happening around the world below.

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Discussion/Community Forum Other Virtual
September 13, 2021

Welcoming Week Entrepreneurship Virtual Boot Camp

Hosted by: MEED Center

The MEED Center Refugee Services Committee presents Welcoming Week Entrepreneurship Virtual Boot Camp series, designed especially to help refugees and other newcomers achieve their dreams of business ownership in the U.S.     Attend this enlightening series and  learn to evaluate your business ideas, analyze your potential market,  protect your business, develop a marketing strategy and…

Festival/Fair Food and Drink Music
September 19, 2021

Global Friends Coalition’s 15th Annual Community Picnic

Hosted by: Global Friends Coalition

Join us at University Park for the 15th Annual Global Friends Community Picnic. Open to all! Meet new people, try cultural foods from Nepal and Somalia, and enjoy music, games, and more. This year’s co-hosts are from Southeastern Europe (Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia). This event is part of National Welcoming Week, an initiative of Welcoming…

Food and Drink Music
September 19, 2021

Hearts & Homes for Refugees Fall Family Picnic

Hosted by: Hearts & Homes for Refugees

Join Hearts & Homes for Refugees on September 19 at Saxon Woods Park Pavilion, for our annual Fall Family picnic, beginning at 12 PM! The event will close out National Welcoming Week 2021, a time for area organizations, our new neighbors and volunteers from throughout Westchester to come together to build more welcoming communities and stronger…

Arts Dance Exhibit Festival/Fair Food and Drink Music Volunteering
September 17, 2021

Welcoming Week and Citizenship Celebration – Lexington, KY 2021

Hosted by: Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Global Lex will be hosting the 2021 “Welcoming Week and Citizenship Celebration” at Coolivan Park in Lexington, KY on September 17, 2021. Celebrate the diversity of Lexington, KY and be a part of our welcoming community for refugee and immigrant newcomers. Activities include music, dance, art, food, and drink, as well…

Food and Drink
September 13, 2021

Recipes for Welcoming: We Are Portland

Hosted by: Office of Economic Opportunity, City of Portland

Are you ready to learn from Portland’s top chefs? We may be a small city but we have a HUGE appetite inspired by the incredible restaurants in our community. Register for a *free* meal kit with all of the ingredients to make Yardie Ting’s coconut curry and the fresh carrot salsa from the Empanada Club….

September 8, 2021

Community Conversations

Hosted by: Intercambio Uniting Communities

Intercambio’s Community Conversations provide local community members a chance to meet someone new while providing conversation practice opportunities for our adult students learning to speak, understand, read and write English. Now, these events are taking place online! Here is your chance to help Intercambio bring communities together through English education. As a participant, you will engage…

September 10, 2021

#WhatIFoughtFor Exhibit

Hosted by: Unite Cloud

Most Americans have never met a refugee, much less had a personal connection with one. However, many veterans’ lives are intertwined with those of refugees in profound and deeply personal ways. #WhatIFoughtFor documents the profound connections of veterans and refugees. These are their stories.

Dance Festival/Fair Music
September 19, 2021

International Festival Botanical Garden 2021

Hosted by: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Join us at the garden on a beautiful fall evening for our 5th Annual International Festival on Sunday, September 19 from 2 to 6 pm. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the entire community! No tickets necessary. Guests can visit interactive booths with displays and activities from all corners of this diverse planet….

Festival/Fair Food and Drink Music
September 12, 2021

Welcome to Juanita

Hosted by: Juanita Neighborhoods Association

Sixth annual Welcome to Juanita event. Free food and entertainment. This year due to COVID we are requiring preregistration and masks. At Juanita Beach Park in the new picnic structures from noon to 3 pm. Up to 120 will be allowed by the city. See juanitaneighborhoods.org for details after mid-August.

Food and Drink
September 19, 2021

Global Friends’ Community Picnic

Hosted by: Global Friends Coalition

Annual picnic will celebrate welcoming, community, belonging and inclusivity. Global Friends Coalition will host the fourteenth annual community picnic Sunday, Sept. 19th, from 5 to 7 p.m. in University Park. The goal of the picnic is to bolster relations between refugees and the broader community and to provide a sense of belonging for all. We…