‘Welcoming America’ is returning to Charlotte this year for a week long series of events and festivals throughout our region to celebrate ‘National Welcoming Week’.
The focus of the events is to bring awareness to other cultures living in our city, as well as to provide a more welcoming atmosphere to people from those other cultures.
The mission of Welcoming America includes, “…leading a movement of inclusive communities across the nation becoming more prosperous by making everyone who lives there feel like they belong.”
Local organizations and nonprofits across the Charlotte region now have over a dozen events are planned for Charlotte’s Welcoming Week.
Here are a few of the biggest events that are coming up:
Festival of India is conducted every year to showcase the culture and heritage of India. Locals gather to experience and enjoy the rich history and tasty aroma of India.
SEP 17 2016 – TO 3:00PM
Join LaCa Projects and the Latin American Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Prepare to be dazzled by the richness of Indian Culture! For the last twenty years this event has drawn thousands of visitors from the Charlotte area. This is a great family event where students will find the event educational while adults will find it entertaining.
SEP 17 2016 – 12:00PM TO 6:00PM
The 3rd annual Southeast Asian Street Food Festival is a grassroots community event. Foodies, family, and community members can attend this event for free. Come hungry! All proceeds benefit the SEAC youth program, which serves low-income youth development in Charlotte.
SEP 18 2016 – 3:30PM TO 7:30PM
We will celebrate Welcoming Week with the families of over 70 refugee and immigrant children! Join us for our traditional international potluck and Open House while learning about ourBRIDGE for KIDS after school and summer programs.
SEP 24 2016 – 10:00AM TO 6:00PM
The UNC Charlotte International Festival is a celebration of people, places, and culture vibrantly displayed through exhibition booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing the cultures of more than 50 nations.
You can find out more information or see a list of all the events here on their website.