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Welcoming Week

Tacoma's Welcoming Week Celebrated September 9-18, 2022 

Welcoming Week is a national movement in which communities gather to recognize and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of their foreign-born neighbors and community members. In 2014, the City Council adopted “a resolution authorizing the City’s membership in the Welcoming Cities and Counties Initiative, which encourages communities to create more welcoming, immigrant-friendly environments that maximize opportunities for economic growth and cultural vitality.”


This year's Welcoming Week is being coordinated by the City’s Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.  View the full list of events below.  


View the Welcoming Week 2022 Events Poster


Welcoming Communities are Vibrant Communities

Join in the celebration of our refugee and immigrant neighbors at one or more of the events happening throughout Welcoming Week 2022.


List of Welcoming Week 2022 Events


6th Annual Korean ChuSeok Festival

Saturday, September 10 from 11 AM-4 PM

Location: Asia Pacific Cultural Center (4851 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma).

Event Description: ChuSeok Korean Festival includes a fun-filled day of Samulnori drum dances, paper lotus flower making, Korean musical instruments, delicious food, and lots of fanfare!

For more details, visit: www.apcc96.org


Tacoma Refugee Choir - "Everyone Can Love Someone" Music Video

Saturday, September 10 from 3 PM – 7PM

Location: Dune Peninsula Park (5361Yacht Club Rd, Tacoma)

Events Description: Join the Tacoma Refugee Choir to record their Music Video "Everyone Can Love Someone.” Free community event with music, dancing, rock paintings and inspiring speakers.

For More Details Visit: www.refugeechoir.org


2nd Annual Korean ChuSeok Festival

Sunday, September 11 from 11 AM – 4 PM
Location: Skansie Brothers Park and Netshe, 3211 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor
Event Description: Free, family-fun event.
For more details visit: www.apcc96.org

Tacoma City Council Proclaiming Welcoming Week Sept. 9-18

Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 PM

Location: Tacoma Municipal Building, Council Chambers (747 Market St., 1st Floor, Tacoma) and Virtual.

Event Description:  Tacoma City Council will celebrate the Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs by issuing a celebratory proclamation.

For More Details Visit: https://www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_council


Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Awarding Ceremony

Thursday, September 15 from 5:30 PM

Location: Pacific Lutheran University (12180 Park Ave S., Tacoma)

Event Description: Award ceremony to celebrate Marilyn Kimmerling and Kwabi Amoah-Forson. Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent auction, and entertainment. Registration required.

For More Details Visit: www.tacomapeaceprize.org


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