The Rural Assembly Celebrates Welcoming Week 2022

Shining the spotlight on rural communities during Welcoming Week 2022

For the next week, The Rural Assembly is joining Welcoming America and partners across the country to celebrate Welcoming Week 2022.

Welcoming Week is an opportunity to celebrate the values that unite us as neighbors, parents, and colleagues, and to make our communities more welcoming to all those who call rural America home. 

We’re shining the spotlight on the many rural communities, leaders, and organizations that are building a spirit of belonging. We will bring you thoughts, conversations, and stories about how rural and tribal communities are showcasing their welcoming values through events and local initiatives that foster mutual understanding between immigrants and non-immigrants, as well as deeper belonging for all.

This year, Welcoming Week will focus on the theme of “Where We Belong.”

By focusing on the places and spaces that foster belonging, “Where We Belong” aims to go deeper and spark individual reflection on how and why belonging occurs, and ways we can break barriers so that places can foster belonging for all, including immigrants and refugees. 

Welcoming Week is a time when a chorus of thousands—in communities large and small, rural and urban—celebrate the benefits of an inclusive society and deepen their commitment to creating places that are welcoming to everyone, including immigrants.

At the core, strong communities are ones that are built around and foster a culture of inclusivity – regardless of what you look like, who you choose to love, or where you come from.

“For the past decade, Welcoming Week has brought neighbors together to elevate the work happening every day in communities to ensure we all belong and thrive, no matter where we’ve come from. Now, as welcomers from all corners of the globe join in the celebration, the chorus of voices rejecting division and embracing unity grows stronger than ever,” the organization said.


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About Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is an annual campaign and celebration to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants. Launched in 2012 by Welcoming America and its members, Welcoming Week provides individuals and communities the opportunity to proclaim welcoming values through events and local initiatives that foster mutual understanding between immigrants and non-immigrants, as well as deeper belonging for all.

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