We believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good. Created by YMCA of the USA’s national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace newcomer immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee joins Welcoming America in Celebrating New Americans during Welcoming Week September 12-20. We have partnered with other local organizations to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities by putting together the following events in the spirit of unity:
I’m a Welcomer – Use this template to as an inspiration to share how you and your family are celebrating Welcoming Week.
Welcoming Bingo – Show us how you are expanding your perspective by making your community a more welcoming place by completing each activity and sharing them with us.
Welcoming Week Map Activity – Please use this map to mark your country of origin and share it on social media using #ForeverWelcomingMKE hashtag.
Recommended Lists for Films, Movies, Shows, Podcasts, Books for Welcoming Week and beyond:
- Asian Girl in a Southern World by Dalena Benavente
- I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
- The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
- The Leavers by Lisa Ko
- America is not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
- Alex Hanesakda of SapSap – Lao Sticky Rice
Jeow Som Jeow Bee Recipe
Sticky Rice Recipe
- Alexa Alfaro of Meat on the Street – Filipino Halo Halo
Halo Halo Recipe
- Francesca Hong of Morris Ramen – Japanese Gimbak
Learn More About Local Immigrant Resources and Programs
The Y has a long history of serving immigrants and helping receiving communities to be prepared and welcoming for all.