Welcoming Week 2020: Creating Home Together
The City of Beaverton is excited to celebrate the sixth year of observing National Welcoming Week, an annual series of events bringing together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2019, there were more than 2,500 Welcoming Week events in 250 communities, with more than 80,000 people participating. This year, Welcoming Week will take place Saturday, Sep. 12, through Sunday, Sep. 20, with the theme of “Creating Home Together.” In this pandemic, many people may be redefining where home is, what home feels like, or how to make their homes a more inclusive place for all. In a time when political differences have deepened divisions and the COVID-19 pandemic has resurfaced anti-immigrant sentiment, Welcoming Week reminds everyone to continue finding creative ways to build relationships and understanding with their neighbors.
This year, the city is proud to partner with eight community organizations through grants to support virtual and in-person opportunities for cultural exchange. Events will include storytelling, music and cultural celebrations, dance and cooking workshops, small business support and so much more!
Celebrate Beaverton Welcoming Week and “Creating Home Together” to keep intentionally building a place where everyone can feel they belong and is proud to call Beaverton their home. #BeavertonWelcomes
Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/welcomingweek for details and a schedule of events.