September 8-17, 2023
Every year, communities across Nebraska host September Welcoming Week events as one way of building communities of belonging. Welcoming Week uplifts and celebrates the values that unite us as neighbors, parents, and colleagues, to make our communities more welcoming to all those who call Nebraska home.
We invite you to participate by finding an event near you or by hosting an activity in your community, your workplace or your neighborhood.
Want to participate in Welcoming Week but not sure where to start? Welcoming America has put together lots of tools to help you get started. Welcoming Week activities can be as big as a whole community festival, as simple as a proclamation from your mayor or join a local volunteer effort. Find more ideas in this blog post.
Tool Kit with ideas, tools, resources, and guidance to create your own Welcoming Week activities. The tool kit has templates for proclamations, media releases, planning guides and graphics to help you have a successful Welcoming Week.
Welcoming Week is an opportunity to share your Welcoming events with your community and be counted among those across the globe! You can also share your activities and events with us. We want to help promote your events.
Khenda and Christa want you to have a great Welcoming Week so please reach out to us with any questions. We’d love to help think through an idea you have or share what we have learned from past events. Welcoming Week aims to showcase the successful multi-racial democracy we can be if everyone truly belongs in the places they call home, including immigrants and refugees and we want to support you in your community.