Friday, Sept. 13 - Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

Welcoming Week 2019

Welcoming immigrants and connecting communities in Philadelphia.

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When

Friday, Sept. 13 - Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

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

Featured events

Events

  • Sep
    16
    From Across the Waters, Free Library of Philadelphia
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    From Across the Waters, Free Library of Philadelphia

    September 16, 2019
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    Join us at Parkway Central Library for a kick-off to Welcoming Week poetry reading and conversation with authors writing about immigration in today's America: From Across the Waters. This event is free to attend.

    Contact: Alex Beder, bendera@freelibrary.org.
  • Sep
    17
    Poet Ahmad Almallah: Bitter English, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Poet Ahmad Almallah: Bitter English, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

    September 17, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    Al-Bustan presents the first in a series of Arab poets with new works. Ahmad Almallah will be reading from his book "Bitter English", an autobiography that explores the role language plays in our identities. Almallah brings a fresh poetic voice to the American immigrant experience. This event is free to attend.

    Contact: David Heayn, david@albustanseeds.org
  • Sep
    18
    USCIS Naturalization Ceremony, USCIS, Museum of the American Revolution, Office of Immigrant Affairs
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    101 S Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    USCIS Naturalization Ceremony, USCIS, Museum of the American Revolution, Office of Immigrant Affairs

    September 18, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    101 S Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    Please join us at the Museum of the American Revolution on September 18th to witness a Naturalization Ceremony in coordination with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs. This event is free to attend.

    Contact: Courtney Risch, crisch@amrevmuseum.org.

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Sponsor

Partners

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Asian American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania
  • Asian Americans United
  • Community College or Philadelphia
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Klasko Immigration Law Partners
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • FringeArts
  • HIAS PA
  • I Belong Group supported by Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
  • The Mexican Cultural Center

  • Moonstone Arts Center
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia
  • The New Americans Campaign
  • Office of the City Representative
  • Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association
  • Philadelphia Folklore Project
  • Raquel Salas Rivera, Philadelphia Poet Laureate & Porsha Olayiwola, Boston Poet Laureate
  • Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services


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