Dallas celebrates Welcoming Week

Dallas celebrates Welcoming Week

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants and those born here in a spirit of unity to build strong connections across their communities and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone.

In 2018, there were over 2,000 events in 400 communities during Welcoming Week, with more than 80,000 people participating.

Hosting a Welcoming Week event is part of a movement of more and more communities across the globe who recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes us stronger economically, socially and culturally.

Welcoming Week Events – September 12-22

September 12

Dallas is Home Exhibit 2 to 4 p.m., Dallas City Hall
An exhibit of a series of collaborative, photographic family portraits of immigrants who live in Dallas-Fort Worth.

September 13 

Dieciseis de septiembre Mexican Consulate event 2 to 7:30 p.m., SMU 
The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, SMU, and the Dallas Farmers Market are presenting a series of events to celebrate Mexican culture through food, artistic presentations and entertainment. For more information click here.

September 14

E3 Fam Jams 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Conrad High School
Resource Fair to include local organizations like Catholic Charities, Justice for Our Neighbors, and others. Educational Workshops to be included as well. For more information click here.

DPD K9 Chief on the Beat 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Revechon Park
Chief on the Beat invites variety of service providers to provide the information to the attendees of the event.

The Unafraid Movie Screening 6 to 8 p.m., White Rock YMCA  and 21st(2 pm – 4 pm)
White Rock YMCA, in partnership with Justice for Our Neighbors and the City of Dallas, will be screening “The Unafraid”, a feature length documentary that follows three DACAmented students in Georgia – a state that banned undocumented and DACA students from attending their top five public universities. To watch a trailer click here.

Dieciseis de septiembre Mexican Consulate event, Dallas Farmers Market, All day 
The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, SMU, and the Dallas Farmers Market are presenting a series of events to celebrate Mexican culture through food, artistic presentations and entertainment. For more information click here.

September 15

ADL Walk Against Hate 8 to 11 a.m.
The ADL Walk Against Hate is a march in Victory Plaza to support equality and stand against prejudice and injustice in society. Fore more information click here.

Dieciseis de septiembre Mexican Consulate event, Dallas Farmers Market, All day
The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, SMU, and the Dallas Farmers Market are presenting a series of events to celebrate Mexican culture through food, artistic presentations and entertainment. For more information click here.

September 18 

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff, noon to 1 p.m., Dallas City Hall Lobby
A series of speeches by local City officials and guest speakers along with a performance by Ballet Folklorico El Trigo.

September 20

Speed Mentoring Workshop,  9 a.m. to noon, Mountainview College
As part of 2019’s Welcoming Week the Hispanic Employees Association at Goldman Sachs is working with Mountain View Community College and the City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs to put on a Speed Mentoring Workshop! This workshop will expose students to a variety of professional fields, prepare them for the professional world and give them insight into different careers.
The workshop will include a brief 30 minute panel, two concurrent breakout sessions, one which will be a mock interview and one will be a resume review and will end with a short networking session. After the second session they will return to the big group for refreshments, where Goldman Sachs will take a professional head shot for each student.

MultiCultural Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m., White Rock YMCA
A multicultural dinner with other attractions like art, performances and more!

Citizenship Workshop, noon to 5 p.m., Catholic Charities 1421 W. Mockingbird Ln.
Free legal screenings for citizenship eligibility! For more information click here

September 21

The Unafraid Movie Screening 2 to 4 p.m., White Rock YMCA  
White Rock YMCA, in partnership with Justice for Our Neighbors and the City of Dallas, will be screening “The Unafraid”, a feature length documentary that follows three DACAmented students in Georgia – a state that banned undocumented and DACA students from attending their top five public universities. To watch a trailer click here.

Catholic Charities Citizenship Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Cardinal Ferrell Community Center
Free legal screenings for citizenship eligibility! For more information click here.

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