Anchorage Welcoming Week 2019


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.

Welcoming week

Welcoming Week Community Kickoff

Saturday, September 14, 10:30 am-6 pm - Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Hosted by Welcoming Anchorage, the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Wells Fargo Alaska, and Bridge Builders of Anchorage. Enjoy free admission to the museum sponsored by Wells Fargo.

10:30 am - 12 pm - Meet on the Museum Lawn: Welcoming Art Walk

12 pm - 3 pm - Museum Lawn (Rain location: Atrium): Welcoming Week Community Celebration

Docent Language Tours - Meet in the Museum Store

  • 11 am - Chinese (Mandarin): Cultural Exchanges
  • 3 pm - Spanish: Cultural Exchanges
  • 4 pm - English: Coming of Age

12 pm and 2 pm - Museum Auditorium: Storytelling Saturday Theatre - How Raven Got His Crooked Nose

4 pm - 6 pm - Museum Auditorium: Hiroshima-Amchitka Legacies: What Future Can We Choose?

Events

Friday, September 13

11:30-1:30 pm - RAIS Welcome Center: Ukrainian Pop-up Lunch

4:00-8:00 pm - Grow North Farm: Fall Festival

Monday, September 16-Thursday, September 19

9:30-4:30 pm - Alaska Humanities Forum: On Exhibit: State of Change by Photographer, Joe Yelverton

Monday, September 16-Saturday, September 21

10:00-6:00 pm - Loussac Library: On Exhibit: How the Women's Vote was Won in the West

Tuesday, September 17

12-1 pm - Loussac Library: Bells Across America

6-7 pm - Loussac Library: Tradition Tuesday: Bridge Builders

Wednesday, September 18

12-2 pm - Loussac Library: Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony

5:30-7 pm - Mountain View Library: "Engaging Community in Times of Rapid Change" A Facilitated Conversation

Friday, September 20

12-1 pm - Loussac Library: A Community Conversation with Che Apalache

Saturday, September 21

12-3 pm - Loussac Library: Anchorage Civics Fair

1-5 pm - Loussac Library: Hate Crimes Forum

12-3 pm - Loussac Library: Engaged Youth: Inspiring Change in our Community

Sunday, September 22

1 pm - Eastchester Park: Walk with Anchorage Welcomers

Monday, September 23

4-6 pm - UAA Campus Bookstore: Lessons from the Killing Fields: Resolving Racial Conflict in the World

Democracy & Civic Action Week

Monday, September 16-Saturday, September 21

Presented by UAA's Center for Community Engagement & Learning.

UAA Democracy & Civic Action Week

 

You can find Welcoming Anchorage on Facebook. For more information about Anchorage's Welcoming Week events, contact Darrel Hess, hessdw@muni.org or 907-343-4461.

Welcoming Week Resources

Want to dig deeper? These books and DVDs are available for checkout with your library card.

Welcoming Week Resources