Welcoming Week is an annual celebration bringing together thousands of people and hundreds of local events in communities nationwide to celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role communities play to foster greater welcome for everyone. It is a time to celebrate the values that unite us as neighbors, parents, and colleagues, and to make our towns more welcoming to newcomers and to everyone who calls our community home.
Friday, September 14, 5:45 pm - Peratrovich Park: Eyes Closed Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, September 15, 11 am - Anchorage Museum: Anchorage Downtown Welcoming Art Walk
Saturday, September 15, 12-3 pm - Anchorage Museum: Anchorage Welcoming Week Community Celebration
Monday, September 17, 12 pm - Loussac Library: Bells Across America
Tuesday, September 18, 4-6 pm - UAA Campus Bookstore: The Lives of Spanish Speaking People in Anchorage
Tuesday, September 18, 5-7 pm - Delaney Park Strip: Bike Anchorage: Welcome to Anchorage's Murals
Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 pm - South Restaurant + Coffeehouse: Fresh International Kitchens Somali Dinner - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 19, 12-2 pm - Loussac Library: Naturalization Ceremony
Thursday, September 20, 5:30-7 pm - Loussac Library: Anchorage Welcoming Week 2018 Consular Corps Reception
Friday, September 21, 10 am-5 pm - City Hall: Anchorage City Hall Welcome Mat
Saturday, September 22, 11-11:30 am - Loussac Library: Spanish Bilingual Storytime
Saturday, September 22, 12-3 pm - Loussac Library: Civics Fair
Democracy & Civic Action Week
Monday, September 17-Tuesday, September 25
Spanning from Constitution Day through National Voter Registration Day, this week's events explore diverse perspectives about the role of democracy and civic engagement in the United States. Departments, programs, and organizations across campus will present a wide range of activities to engage both campus and community members in reflecting in their rights and responsibilities that are fundamental to creating a civil society. Presented by UAA's Center for Community Engagement & Learning.