Celebrating inclusive values: A look back at Welcoming Week 2023

Graphic for Welcoming Week 2023 that says "We are Welcomers"

For 11 years, communities around the world have been at the forefront of Welcoming Week to showcase their common values of belonging, equity, and inclusion as they strive to be more welcoming places for all. This year was no different. From September 8-17, communities celebrated their diversity, advanced inclusion, and brought people of different backgrounds…

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Welcoming Week 2023 kicks off with 500 events globally, Little Amal’s U.S. tour

The annual campaign Welcoming Week, led by U.S.-based nonprofit Welcoming America kicks off this September 8-17 through more than 500 events happening worldwide, including 68 events taking place in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand, as well as in partnership with 16 global organizations. Events aim to celebrate diversity, advance inclusion, and nurture a deeper…

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La Semana de Bienvenida se expande a México con la colaboración de Sin Fronteras

English Press Release Welcoming America, una organización nacional sin fines de lucro con base en Decatur, Georgia, junto con Sin Fronteras, una galardonada organización sin fines de lucro con sede en la Ciudad de México, anuncian su colaboración para ampliar la celebración anual de la Semana de Bienvenida, que tendrá lugar del 8 al 17…

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Welcoming Week expands into Mexico through partnership with Sin Fronteras and Welcoming America

Press Release in Spanish Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization based in Decatur, Georgia, and Sin Fronteras, an award-winning NGO based in Mexico City, announce a partnership to expand the annual Welcoming Week celebration into Mexico this September 8-17 and beyond. More people than ever are on the move, displaced by climate and conflict and seeking safety and…

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How to get started with Welcoming Week 

Welcoming Week is an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate the values that make places more welcoming and inclusive for all who live there. In the months leading up to Welcoming Week, it’s time to start brainstorming ways to get involved. Whether you plan a local event or share your thoughts on social…

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#WhereWeBelong: A Look Back at Welcoming Week 2022

Each year, Welcoming Week provides a time and space for communities to come together and celebrate the things that make it welcoming and inclusive places for all who live there. This year was no exception: after two years of living through a pandemic, welcomers around the world came together in-person and virtually to celebrate the…

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Media Advisory: Welcoming America kicks off Welcoming Week 2022 with San José mayor’s office

San José, Calif. – Welcoming America will kick off the 10-year anniversary of Welcoming Week this Friday, September 9, at a press conference featuring San José Mayor Sam Liccardo; Zulma Maciel, Director of the Office of Racial Equity at the City of San José; and Daniel Valdez, Senior Director of External Affairs at Welcoming America.…

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Annual Campaign That Brings Neighbors Together Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary and Expands Globally

Decatur, G.A. – Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization, will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Welcoming Week from September 9-18, under the theme “Where We Belong.” For the past ten years, Welcoming America has led a growing movement of communities around the world in celebrating welcoming, belonging, and inclusion for all people, including immigrants. Welcoming…

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Celebrating 10 years of Welcoming Week with a new identity, announcing 2022 theme

This September, Welcoming America and its network of 300+ nonprofit and local government members — as well as a broader coalition of partner organizations — will ring in the 10th anniversary of Welcoming Week. For the past decade, the annual celebration has taken place in communities through events, ceremonies, and other actions to commemorate the…

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A year of fostering belonging: 2021 reflections

As the world headed into a second year of the pandemic, we faced new and familiar challenges from misinformation, climate change and migration, and uneven economic recovery. But we also saw a surge of unprecedented support in racial equity, accessibility, and infrastructure investment. As we look ahead to 2022, here are some of the key…

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