Dallas celebrates Welcoming Week by reminding everyone that #BelongingBeginsWithUS

Dallas celebrates Welcoming Week by reminding everyone that #BelongingBeginsWithUS

The City of Dallas  Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) Division will host various events from Sept. 10 to 19 in honor of the 4th annual Welcoming Week. Welcoming Week allows the City to promote Dallas’ diverse communities and to unite all residents, including immigrants and refugees. This year’s theme is #BelongingBeginswithUs, which emphasizes that each of us has the power to help others feel seen, embraced, and included in our communities regardless of their background.

See the full list of events below:

Welcome Week Proclamation
Sept. 9 | 9 a.m.
City Council Briefing – Virtual

Welcome Week Livestream Kickoff
Sept. 9 | 5 to 6 p.m.

Feel-Good Fridays: Yoga/Meditation
Sept. 10 | Noon to 1 p.m.

Geek Central: Libreopardy! (A Library Jeopardy Game)
Sept. 10 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Aso Rock Market “Culture Fridays”
Sept. 10 | 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Aso Rock Market – Frankford
18110 Midway Road #Suite 208
Dallas, TX 75287

Dallas Meal Pack for 9/11 Day
Sept. 11 | 8 a.m. to 7 pm. 

Hilton Anatole
2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

Sept. 11 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art
Throughout the week | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dallas Museum of Art

My|gration Art Exhibit
Throughout the week  | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dallas Museum of Art

Anime Club
Sept. 11 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Dallas Chinese Cultural Center - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Sept. 11 | 2 to 4 p.m. 

400 North Greenville Ave. #12
Richardson, Texas 75081

Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival Celebration
Sept. 11 | 6 to 8 p.m.

Kickoff Welcoming Week by attending the annual OC Flamenco Festival culminates in a tour de force performance with guest artists from around the world. Presented for the first time at the beautiful “Majestic Theater”, this is an evening of passion and precision, not to be missed.

Thai Food Market
Sept. 12 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Buddist Center of Dallas
8340 Floyd Lake Dr
Dallas, TX 75243

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation panel discussion
Sept. 14 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

BUILD Fall Convening
Sept. 15 | Noon

This session will focus on the State of Entrepreneurship and Immigration. As a part of this convening, attendees are invited to join the “fireside chat” (Online Livestream). This will be a moderated discussion with questions around your experience, learnings, and key initiatives at the City of Dallas as it relates to supporting immigrant entrepreneurs. These convenings are designed to share best practices and trends with business support providers as well as philanthropic and civic leaders.

Jeopardy: Latinx History
Sept. 15 | Noon to 1 p.m.

Canto y Grito – National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Sept. 15 | 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75204

Queer Reads Book Club
Sept. 15 | 7 to 8 p.m.

Bilingual Storytime/Hora de Cuentos
Sept. 16 | 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Workforce Solutions
Sept. 16 | 10 a.m. to Noon

Skyline Branch Library
6006 Everglade Road
Dallas, TX 75227

Virtual Hispanic Heritage Kickoff
Sept. 16 | Noon

Earth Day Every Day – Fashioning Community
Sept. 16 | Noon to 1 p.m.

Feel Good Fridays: Yoga/Meditation
Sept. 17 | Noon to 1 p.m.

Compassion Conference at UT-Dallas
Sept. 18 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a one-day conference on compassion and building relationships with keynote speaker Robert E. Hall and 10 different breakout sessions to choose from.

Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

Free Citizenship Workshop – Catholic Charities of Dallas
Sept. 18 | 9 a.m.

Catholic Charities Dallas is hosting a free citizenship Workshop to assist eligible legal permanent residents and filing out their N400 applications. The first 75 people will be helped, first come first serve.

Cardinal Farrell Community Center Gym
4550 W. Davis St
Dallas, TX 75211 

Community Giveaway
Sept. 18 | 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m.

Iglesia Bautista Bernabe
3210 Linfield Rd.
Dallas, TX 75216

Open Studio Art Kits
Sept. 18 | Noon to 4 p.m.
Dallas Museum of Art

Hispanic Heritage: Create Art With Huichol Yarn
Sept. 18 | 1 to 2 p.m.

Skyline Branch Library
6006 Everglade Road
Dallas, TX 75227

Like Abuela Made: A Cooking Series (bilingual)
Sept. 19 | 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Popsicles and Progress
Sept. 19 | 1 to 4 p.m.

Councilmember Jaynie Schultz will be hosting an event for her district. There will be free Pfizer vaccines distributed to those 12 and up. To sign up, you must register the number of family members who will need a vaccine.


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