Friday, Sept. 14 - Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Welcoming Week 2018

Welcoming Immigrants and Connecting Communities

Official event information

When

Friday, Sept. 14 - Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

A national initiative, Welcoming Week builds common ground in Philadelphia’s communities to encourage dialogue and forge relationships between immigrants, refugees, and US-born citizens.

Featured events

Events

  • Sep
    23
    Celebration of 69th National Day of P.R. of China, Philadelphia Chinese Community Organization United
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Philadelphia Chinatown: 10th and Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19107

    Celebration of 69th National Day of P.R. of China, Philadelphia Chinese Community Organization United

    September 23, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    Philadelphia Chinatown: 10th and Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
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    Welcome to the celebration of 69th National Day of People Republic of China! Immersion into the real Chinese culture: watch the flag rising ceremony; hear the Chinese/American national anthems; enjoy the traditional lion dance, beautiful folk dance, Kungfu demonstration and lots fun activities… Contact: Waiman Law, usa.sz.biz@gmail.com, 267-882-3644
  • Sep
    23
    I'm Afraid of Men - Book Reading and Release by Vivek Shraya, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Office of LGBT Affairs, Asian Arts Initiative
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street #100

    I'm Afraid of Men - Book Reading and Release by Vivek Shraya, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Office of LGBT Affairs, Asian Arts Initiative

    September 23, 2018
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street #100
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    Raised as the child of South Asian immigrants in Canada, a trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century. Vivek Shraya will read from her new book, I’m Afraid of Men. Contact: Carol Zou, carol@asianartsinitiative.org, 215-557-0455
  • Sep
    23
    Journey South Mural Tour, Mural Arts Philadelphia
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Pick up will be at Pafa, 128 North Broad Street

    Journey South Mural Tour, Mural Arts Philadelphia

    September 23, 2018
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 2 hours
    Pick up will be at Pafa, 128 North Broad Street
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    Experience firsthand how art ignites change: explore the world's largest outdoor art gallery and get to know Philadelphia's stunning mural collection on an exciting guided tour. Weave through diverse neighborhoods and learn about our work with recent immigrant and refugees in Southeast Philly. Contact: Ellen Soloff, tours@muralarts.org, 215-925-3633

Sponsors

Partners

AILA
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
Asian Americans United
Asian Arts Initiative
Blank Rome
Building Bridges Restaurant Coalition
Caribbean Community in Philadelphia
Ceiba
City of Philadelphia
Duane Morris
Esperanza Immigration Legal Services
Global Philadelphia Association
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
HIAS PA
Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
LifeWork Photo Inc.
Mexican Cultural Center
Modero & Company
Mural Arts Philadelphia
National Constitution Center

Nationalities Service Center
New American Economy
Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy
Office of Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez
Office of LGBT Affairs
Office of the City Representative
Peace Day Philly
Penn Museum
Philadelphia Folklore Project
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
South Philadelphia Community Radio
Superheroes of Service: An Immigrant Story
Take Action Philly
The Free Library of Philadelphia
The New Americans Campaign
The Phillies
Tookany/ Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia
Welcoming America


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