Welcoming Week 2020
Celebrate the power of inclusion and coming together for good!
Welcoming Week promotes cross-cultural understanding and community cohesion by bringing together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity. Created by YMCA of the USA's national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week, which takes place each year in September, celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace newcomer immigrants. It's a chance for neighbors - both immigrants and U.S.-born residents - to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community!
The Two Rivers YMCA in Moline, IL is participating in Welcoming Week and invites you to join them in local and national virtual conversations and activities.
>> Saturday, Sept. 12
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Welcoming Week Virtual Kickoff party
Music, dance performances, inspiring stories, and more!
>> Monday, Sept. 14
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Virtual Panel: Community Bridge Building through Community Partnerships
>> Tuesday, Sept. 15
Hispanic Heritage Month Educational kits
Sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber, these kits are FREE and stocked full of crafts and bilingual children's books donated by Mercado on Fifth.
Pick up at the Two Rivers YMCA during normal business hours. Available through 10/15 or until supplies last.
>> Thursday, Sept. 17
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Virtual Discussion: What is Asian? Understanding the Diversity within the Asian Community
- Explore the Immigrant Experience Project: https://expmag.com/immigrantexperience/
- Welcoming Week is a Welcoming America initiative
- Welcoming Week Blogs