Tea Time: Welcoming Week in Nebraska + more

Tea Time with Khenda

The quarterly newsletter where we share Updates & Opportunities for Inclusive Communities

Now that the leaves are changing color and autumn has arrived, I hope you are warming up with a steaming cup of your favorite tea or coffee. I am glad you’re here, so let’s share some feel-good stories.

Recently I sat down with Hope Dunbar on the CASATalk Podcast to talk about Nebraska Is Home and the growing Welcoming movement in our state. Listen to the episode!

Welcoming Week 2021 across Nebraska

This year, Nebraskans hosted nearly 30 Welcoming Week events across at least eight communities, joining the growing movement to create more welcoming communities through intentional actions, practices, and policies. Immigrants, refugees, long-time residents, and community members of all backgrounds found imaginative ways to bring people together across lines of difference to affirm that Belonging Begins With Us!

Check out these recaps of some of the awesome events during Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week Banner

Neighbors committed to connecting with smiles, home-baked cookies, kindness, and barbecues at the Festival Latino in Lincoln.

Did you attend a Welcoming Week event this year? Share your photos! 

Annual Welcoming Convening

We were happy to see many of you at our virtual convening series, “Creating Communities of Belonging.” This year, instead of a single event, we hosted 4 virtual events from June to September. The convening featured interactive and inspiring workshops led by Nebraskan leaders and national partners sharing successes and challenges in building inclusive communities.

Watch for an exciting announcement soon about a winter event that you can join from the warmth of your home! 

Tools for Welcomers

Do you have a great story, resource, or upcoming event that I should include in the next newsletter? Share it with me.

Thank you for spending part of your day with me. See you next time!

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