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 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?
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
Presented by UAA's Center for Community Engagement & Learning.
You can find Welcoming Anchorage on Facebook. For more information about Anchorage's Welcoming Week events, contact Darrel Hess, firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-343-4461.