Welcoming Week 2023 will be September 8 through 17. Participating communities will host welcoming events throughout the week. In West Michigan we will be celebrating with a Global Gathering event on September 16.
This large-scale community event will provide a space to bring together cultures from around the globe. It will feature a range of family-friendly activities representing a variety of international cultures and genres, including the following:
- food vendors
- cultural learning workshops by local artisans
- multicultural music/dance performances
- a multicultural fashion show
- a performance by local Congolese group Les Clay
Join us as we celebrate, nurture community connections, and learn about diversity in West Michigan.