6th Annual Welcoming Week
September 14-23, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
Presented by Welcoming Indianapolis , a project of the Immigrant Welcome Center , Welcoming Week is a celebration of our city’s many diverse cultures. Come and join us for lively community events, volunteer opportunities, and other # WelcomingWeek experiences!
Most Welcoming Week events are FREE and open to the public, but please register in advance.

Thursday, September 13
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Ben Davis High School
1200 N Girls School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214
Legal Workshops on TPS, Temporary Guardianship, Notario Fraud & more! Free
Attorneys from Kids Voice of Indiana , Lewis & Kappes and the Indiana Immigration Law Group will provide workshops on the following topics:

Workshop 1) Family Safety Plan, Power of Attorney and Temporary Guardianship
Workshop 2) Temporary Protect Status (TPS), Adjustment of Status and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Workshop 3) Notario Fraud

If interested in attending any of these workshops, please RSVP on Facebook or call (317) 808-2326. Volunteers may sign up here.    
Saturday, September 15
10:00 AM | Ben Davis University High School
1155 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Citizenship Day - Free
The Immigrant Welcome Center, in cooperation with the  American Immigrant Lawyers Association I ndiana Chapter  and the  Neighborhood
Christian Legal Clinic , presents Citizenship Day legal assistance on Saturday, September 15.
Attendees will receive  free legal assistance  to complete form N-400, the required form for US Naturalization.
Registration required. To register call (317) 808-2326.
Volunteers may sign up here .
Tuesday, September 18
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Nora Library
8625 Guilford Ave
Lunch & Learn: Democratic Republic of Congo
On your lunch break, stop by Indianapolis Public Library to learn about the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese cuisine provided by our speaker, José Lusende. Sponsored by Indianapolis Power & Light Company .
Wednesday, September 19
9:00 - 5:00 PM | Southeast Community Services
Intercultural Training for Service Providers
Employees of nonprofits, government agencies, places of worship, and schools work with people of different cultures without the training needed to do so in an appropriate and sensitive manner.
This one-day workshop, offered on September 19 and led by by  Carmen E. DeRusha , a retired Extension Educator for Purdue University, will provide information on intercultural communication and equip participants with community resources that can help newcomer families succeed.
Registration   is $50/person and includes training booklet and lunch. Class size limited to 25. 
For more information call (317) 808-2326.
Thursday, September 20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Lawrence Library
Lunch & Learn: Honduras
On your lunch break, stop by Indianapolis Public Library to learn about Honduras, a Central American country. Honduran cuisine will be provided by Sabor Catracho Restaurant. Sponsored by Indianapolis Power & Light Company.
To register, call (317) 275-4470. More information on Facebook.
Saturday, September 22
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | YMCA Jordan Branch
Distribution Event - Free
Join us for a day of service, distributing donated items such as toiletries, household goods, and school supplies to immigrants and refugees. Free items while supplies last. The YMCA will provide free Y guest passes to first time visitors who attend this event. If interested in the Y pass, please bring ID.
Please note, the actual event is from 10 AM – 12 PM with volunteer shifts from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Volunteers may sign up here.
Thursday, September 27
5:00 - 7:45 PM | Biltwell Event Center
950 S White River Pkwy W Dr.
Live Local, Think Global
For America to succeed, we need to attract and retain the brightest minds from all over the world. At this event, local leaders will discuss this year’s theme, “America needs Immigrants: Attracting a Global Workforce.” Food will be provided from various immigrant-owned restaurants.
Corporate sponsorships close Monday, September 10th. For sponsorship details visit our website or contact Terri Morris Downs at 317-808-2326. This event sold out last year!
Tickets are $40 ($20 student rate with valid school ID). Buy your tickets today!

9/14-9/16 Irish Festival

9/13-9/22 Welcoming Week Activities at YMCA locations

9/15 El Grito: Mexican Independence Day hosted by Sones de Mexico Ensemble at Garfield Park

9/15 Picnic for Guatemalans hosted by Asociación de Guatemaltecos en Indiana to celebrate the Guatemalan Independence Day

9/15 International Harvest Festival hosted by Salem/Shalom Lutheran Church

9/16 Music Event: Pavel & Direct Contact: Puerto Rico – Indy Jazz Fest 2018

9/17 Pocket U.S. Constitution Day giveaway hosted by American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

9/20 Buddhist Introduction - Learn about the Soka Gakkai Buddhist tradition and practice.

9/27 Live Local, Think Global: Buy your tickets today!
THANK YOU to our Welcoming Week and Welcoming Indianapolis sponsors and partners!