Celebrate Welcoming Week 2021 with/@yourlibrary! September 10 – 19
WHAT IS WELCOMING WEEK?
Welcoming Week is an annual series of events where neighbors, immigrants and long-term residents come together in a spirit of unity. These gatherings demonstrate that in places large and small, people of all backgrounds can come together and create stronger communities by building meaningful connections and affirming the benefits of welcoming everyone. [source]
By hosting a Welcoming Week event, you and your library will join communities across the globe that recognize that welcoming each and everyone of us makes our communities stronger economically, socially, and culturally.
Get ready! Plan a library Welcoming Week activity.
- Welcoming America ideas and resources: https://www.welcomingamerica.org/programs/welcoming-week
- American Library Association. Celebrating Welcoming Week: A Guide for Libraries, 2020.
ADD your welcoming activity to the Libraries for Peace map, and share your celebration event worldwide.
The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library) and the UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship invite you to a virtual dialogue by Champaign-Urbana (CU) residents, who have made CU home and introduced their culinary knowledge and skills to the community. The dialogue will be based on food culture to understand the attitudes, beliefs and practices that surround the production and consumption of food. The focus will be on ethnic food culture which embodies our ethnicity and cultural heritage, shapes our identity, fosters a sense of belonging, and provides a medium for communicating and engaging both within and outside our families and communities. The session will begin with a panel discussion, then we welcome attendees to engage by asking questions, and sharing their association of food with their identity and sense of belonging.
Merin Oleschuk, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This is a Welcoming Week 2021 event of Champaign County: https://universityymca.org/welcome/ww21/. For more information, please see the Mortenson Center and Unesco Center for Global Citizenship Facebook pages.