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

Welcoming Week 2018

Welcoming Immigrants and Connecting Communities

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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

  • Jun
    19
    Intergenerational Storytelling and Chinese Folk Dances, Independence Library, Free Library of Philadelphia
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Independence Library, 18 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Intergenerational Storytelling and Chinese Folk Dances, Independence Library, Free Library of Philadelphia

    June 19, 2019
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hour
    Independence Library, 18 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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    Chinese American Women's Sisterhood Society of Philadelphia presents "Intergenerational Storytelling and Chinese Folk Dances: How Our Past Journeys Shape the Future of Our Children." This event is free. Contact: Margaret Bernardi, bernardim@freelibrary.org.
  • Jun
    20
    World Refugee Day, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Philadelphia Regional Refugee Providers' Collaborative
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    World Refugee Day, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Philadelphia Regional Refugee Providers' Collaborative

    June 20, 2019
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 3 hours
    Come to Tarken Recreation Center (3250 Frontenac St.), Mifflin Square Park (6th and Ritner), or Kingsessing Recreation Center (4901 Kingsessing Ave.) for three concurrent block parties. These parties will be a family-fun experience for refugees and non-refugees in the neighborhoods where Philadelphia's refugees live. In line with the "Neighborhoods Beyond Borders" theme, the goal is to promote the spirit of welcome and inclusion. This event is free. Contact: Kerry Coughlin, kcoughlin@hiaspa.org.
  • Jun
    20
    Edible Alphabet en Español: Learn Spanish Through Cooking at the Library, Culinary Literacy Center, Free Library of Philadelphia
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street

    Edible Alphabet en Español: Learn Spanish Through Cooking at the Library, Culinary Literacy Center, Free Library of Philadelphia

    June 20, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hours
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
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    Looking for a chance to brush up on your Spanish?  Interested in cooking and culture? 

    Join us for a hands-on cooking class in Spanish! In this class, we will travel to Peru. This presentation is part of the World Traveling Trunk Project that connects families, cultures and stories in Philadelphia.

    This event is not free.

    Contact: Lindsay Southworth, southworthl@freelibrary.org.

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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