Welcoming Week is September 8-17, 2023
Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.
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How to Get Involved
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Check out the Welcoming Week events happening near you + add your own event to the global map!
Access the toolkit for resources on hosting an event, launching a social media campaign, and more
Show the world that you belong by purchasing welcoming swag, including T-shirts, hats, and more.
Welcoming Week Sponsor
Thank you, Walmart for being the official sponsor of Welcoming Week 2023. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Welcoming Little Amal to her US Tour
Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has traveled across 13 countries meeting more than a million people. This fall, between September 7 and November 5, 2023, she will journey 6,000 miles across the United States in one of the largest free public festivals ever created.
Little Amal and Welcoming America hosted a webinar to help build a coalition of partners for Amal's U.S. tour of 35+ cities and towns kicking off during Welcoming Week (September 8-17, 2023).
“Little Amal’s arrival during Welcoming Week and her journey through American communities offers a profound moment of reflection for our nation as we grapple with who belongs and who has the freedom to move.
We are proud to partner with Little Amal, as our member communities work to extend a warm reception that shows the best of who we can be as a welcoming America,” – Rachel Perić, Executive Director of Welcoming America.