Celebrate the Power of Inclusion

Welcoming Week (September 12th – 20th, 2020) is officially here, and we hope you are as excited as we are. Welcoming Week is an opportunity for us to help immigrants and U.S.-born neighbors connect and, in doing so, help our community become more inclusive, cohesive and equitable for all.

YMCA of Greater Seattle has developed its first series of local, virtual engagement activities for our staff, youth and community members with a focus on education, celebration and resources that can be easily accessed and designed for all. See below for our list of fun, Welcoming week activities.


Events

September 12th - 20th, 2020


Register for the welcoming week virtual kickoff!
RSVP to join the 2020 Welcoming Week livestream kickoff event on Saturday, September 12th at 12 p.m. (PT) hosted by our partners at Welcoming America. Join viewers around the globe on Facebook Live or YouTube for this free, virtual event featuring exciting music, dance performances, inspiring stories and more.

Welcoming Week

 

Goosechase App Welcoming Week Game- Join in the fun!
Beginning Saturday, September 12th through Friday, September 18th. Complete as many Welcoming week missions on the GooseChase App every day of Welcoming week to win fun prizes daily. Kids and teens can play on their own, with siblings or pets, and event parents can get in on the action! Further details can be found in our blog post.

Teen Blog Competition
Calling all creative and forward-thinking teens to participate in our first ever Teen Blog Competition. All youth ages 13-19 are invited to submit their entries. Teens have three topics to choose from. The winning blog post for each topic will be shared on our website and receive a gift card to Target to help with any supplies the winner may need to start the school year strong. Further details can be found in our blog post.

Enjoy Immigrant Stories in our Virtual Family Room
Explore our diverse book recommendations celebrating the stories of immigrants and those with immigrant heritage that can be easily accessed using the free Libby App. Book borrow and read eBooks and audiobooks in different languages from your local public library for FREE!

Get schoolwork support from Tutor.com Get one-on-one, real-time tutoring. Submit an essay or math problem for review. For students in grades K-12, entry-level college and adult learners. Available through chat and audio. Live tutoring is available from 2pm-12am daily.

September 14th

Virtual Panel: Community Bridge Building through Community Partnerships hosted by YMCA of Metro Milwaukee and Goodwill, 4pm - 5:30pm (CT). Register.

September 15th

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Presents: Know Your Rights Workshop (Somali)
6:30pm-8:00pm.
Join us on ZOOM  (Meeting ID: 813 5568 3528/ Passcode: 625390)
An expert immigration attorney will discuss the current state of immigration law and your rights as a documented or undocumented immigrant. For more information: hSiegelSawma@seattleymca.org

Refuge or Refusal: A Conversation about Turning Points in U.S. Immigration History hosted by Kennesaw State University Museum of History & Holocaust Education, Civic Georgia, El Refugio and Refugee Women's Network, 1 - 3 p.m. (CT) Register.

September 16th

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Presents: Know Your Rights Workshop (Spanish)
6:00pm-7:30pm.
Join us live on Facebook!
An expert immigration attorney will discuss the current state of immigration law and your rights as a documented or undocumented immigrant. For more information: hSiegelSawma@seattleymca.org

Conversaciones Con Reyna- Small Group Spanish Lessons
YGS Latinx Employee Resource Network presents "Conversaciones Con Reyna. Join our free, fun bi-weekly Latinx Spanish lessons. These small group sessions will focus on learning basic Spanish vocabulary, singing along to songs, and engaging in fun conversations with one another. Limited Seating, register today!

Building Relational Infrastructure: An Interactive Conversational Experience hosted by Civity and Welcoming America, 2pm - 3:30 pm (CT). Register.

September 17th

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Presents: Know Your Rights Workshop (English)
6:00pm-7:30pm.
Join us live on Facebook!
An expert immigration attorney will discuss the current state of immigration law and your rights as a documented or undocumented immigrant. For more information: hSiegelSawma@seattleymca.org

Virtual Discussion: What is Asian? Understanding the Diversity within the Asian Community hosted by the Asian-American Pacific Islander Coalition of Wisconsin and YMCA of Metro Milwaukee, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (CT). Register.  

September 18th

Virtual Dance Party hosted by Welcoming America and FairCount, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m (CT). Register.

September 23rd

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Presents: Know Your Rights Workshop (Amharic)
6:00pm-7:30pm.
Join us live on Facebook!
An expert immigration attorney will discuss the current state of immigration law and your rights as a documented or undocumented immigrant. For more information: hSiegelSawma@seattleymca.org

September 24th

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Presents: Know Your Rights Workshop (Vietnamese)
6:00pm-7:30pm.
Join us live on Facebook!
An expert immigration attorney will discuss the current state of immigration law and your rights as a documented or undocumented immigrant. For more information: hSiegelSawma@seattleymca.org

 


 

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