Welcoming Week

Connecting neighbors, serving communities

September 14-23, 2018

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

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Welcoming Week events at the Beaverton City Library:

Story Slam Thursday, 9/13 at 7 PM (Special pre-Welcoming Week bonus event!)

Celebrate the stories of those born here and those who come from afar.  Tell a story or just enjoy the show at this friendly, open-mic storytelling competition.  Potential storytellers will put their names in a hat. Names will be picked from the hat and those chosen will take the stage to tell their true, personal, 5-8 minute story.  Potential Storytellers should arrive 15 minutes early to speak with the event host about their planned story. 

Spanish Story Time (Every Saturday) Saturdays, 9/15 & 9/22  at 10:15 AM

Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts in Spanish for kids ages 6 & under.  

Aztec - Chichimeca Dance Workshop Sunday 9/16 at 1:30 PM

Learn about the culture, history, sounds and movements of pre-Hispanic cultures with Heuhca Omeyocan!

A Night With Somalis Wednesday 9/19 at 5 PM

Somali Empowerment Circle invites you to a fashion show and gathering to raise awareness, build community and increase knowledge of Somali culture.  

Find out about how the Beaverton community is celebrating Welcoming Week this year.

Attend events, share your story, or welcome others—tag #BeavertonWelcomes and @CityofBeaverton and show us how you welcome!

Find out about Welcoming Week nationwide, attend events, or get involved