Welcoming Week Events

Check out all the events happening around the world for #WelcomingWeek2022!

Join us for Welcoming Week.

Naturalization/Citizenship Ceremony Virtual
September 16, 2022

Welcoming Week 2022 in Erie, PA: “Citizenship Ceremony”

Hosted by: The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

The citizenship ceremony is the culmination of the naturalization process. In Erie, PA, we typically hold ten citizenship ceremonies throughout the year. We always incorporate the September ceremony into our Welcoming Week and Citizenship Month celebrations. There are going to be 41 candidates from 15 countries of origin join the ceremony on Friday, September 16,…

September 14, 2022

2022 Welcoming America Week @ Aztec Shops

Hosted by: Aztec Shops

Belonging Zoom Session. In partnership with the Center for Inclusive Excellence. Session Description: Community building is a key component of meeting people’s needs for belonging in social settings. In this Virtual workshop we will discuss the importance of building community in workspaces, present strategies for effective community building, and brainstorm ways to incorporate community building…

Discussion/Community Forum Virtual
September 9, 2022

Nebraska Is Home (Virtual) Statewide Convening

Hosted by: Nebraska Appleseed

Join us for the final session of the Nebraska is Home virtual summer series Practicing Community Tools for Race Equity and Belonging, as we launch Welcoming Week together! Register here. (If you already registered for the series, you don’t have to re-register.) 10am-11:30am CT / 9am-10:30am MT.  

Discussion/Community Forum Exhibit Literature Virtual
September 14, 2022

Book Club Alaíde Foppa and León Felipe with the theme dedicated to Migration

Hosted by: Programa Casa Refugiados

Performance in which poetry, literary texts and anecdotes of migration and return from the United States will alternate. The public can also participate by asking questions or reading texts. Hybrid meeting in which members of the Libro Club will participate from other countries, so it will be necessary to connect via video call and streaming…

September 23, 2022

Philadelphia Welcoming Awards

Hosted by: Office of Immigrant Affairs

Join Philadelphia government leaders, local immigrant advocates, legal service providers, and community leaders for our 1st annual “Philadelphia Welcoming Awards.” Nomination Form for the “Philadelphia Welcoming Awards”: https://forms.gle/6Hw8LZi8WF2MvchY8

September 19, 2022

Forced Migration: Trauma, Trends and Solutions

Hosted by: Philly CARES Team of the DA's office

The program will involve 3 speakers with different perspectives related to forced migration and peace. From global trends to local resettlement, how can refugees and immigrants overcome trauma in country and fleeing from violence and find their way to a new life? How does racism play a part in the treatment of different groups of…

Other Virtual
September 9, 2022

Welcoming Week 2022 in Erie, PA: “Mayor’s Special Press Conference on Welcoming Week 2022”

Hosted by: City of Erie

This is a special press conference dedicated to celebrate Welcoming Week 2022. The mayor read the Welcoming Week 2022 Proclamation declaring September 9th – 18th 2022 as Welcoming Week in the Erie Region, a place where we belong. The mayor also announced events that are going to happen to celebrate Welcoming Week in Erie, PA:…

September 14, 2022

Bullying, Recovery, and Suicide Awareness Joint Town Hall

Hosted by: Office of Immigrant Affairs in Philadelphia

Join the Office of Immigrant Affairs, Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs (MCACIA), Mayor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (MCAPAA) and Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Office of LGBT Affairs, School District of Philadelphia (SDP) and Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services (DBHIDS) for a virtual Joint Town Hall…

Exhibit Virtual
September 18, 2022

A Decade of Offshore Detention – #Candle4Nauru

Hosted by: Rural Australians for Refugees Southern Highlands

To mark the decade anniversary of the first asylum seekers being sent to Nauru on 14 September 2012, we are asking people take a photo of a lit candle with written messages calling for an end to offshore detention. The composition of the photo is up to you. You can include yourself holding the candle…

Discussion/Community Forum Other Virtual
September 16, 2022

What It Means to Welcome: Refugee Perspectives on the Way Forward

Hosted by: Refugee Council USA

Welcoming Week is an opportunity for organizations and communities across the country to bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. Join Refugee Congress, Refugee Council USA, and the Refugee Storytellers Collective for perspectives on what it means to be…