Welcoming Week 2021
Welcoming immigrants and connecting communities.
A national initiative, Welcoming Week builds common ground in Philadelphia’s communities. It encourages dialogue and forges relationships between immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born citizens.
As a Welcoming City, Philadelphia has shown its commitment to this national cause for over five years by coordinating events and programming. This year, the Office of Immigrant Affairs and its partners are curating events that touch on the national theme of “Belonging Begins with Us.”
Join us for a second-dose vaccine clinic and resource fair for families and students. The free event will feature giveaways (including cash prizes and backpacks filled with school supplies), a Unity Cup pop-up soccer clinic, and more.
Join government leaders, immigrant advocates, and legal service providers for a Zoom roundtable. Speakers will discuss the Universal Representation model that provides legal services to people facing immigration detention or deportation.
Registration details are forthcoming.
Celebrate the work of the late artist Chen Lok Lee at the opening reception for this posthumous art exhibit. The exhibit will be on display through the end of 2021. Due to COVID-19, masks and an RSVP are required.
Our region expects to resettle nearly four times as many refugees next year than we did last year. This virtual event will teach landlords and property owners how they can provide affordable, sustainable, and inclusive housing to refugees.
A celebration of Latino culture in the heart of the city’s streets. Traditional Latino music, poetry, and dance make this vibrant festival a must-see event. Held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Puerto Rican Parade typically has around 1,500 marchers; more than 5,000 attendees; and 96,000 tune-in to watch live on 6ABC. This years' theme is "The Puerto Rican Dreamers", a most fitting theme as we are celebrating 60years serving the community. APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE HERE!