During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.
Schedule of Events
Residents in area communities are invited to join in this lineup of events during Greater Lafayette Welcoming Week:
Sept. 14 Oath Ceremony, 3 pm White Horse Christian Center Welcome new citizens of the United States at the annual naturalization ceremony in West Lafayette.
Sept. 15 Global Fest, 12-6 pm Morton Community Center Join GLIA as we celebrate Global Fest with our friends in West Lafayette. Take our citizenship quiz and be entered in a drawing for our next book club selection or enjoy our kid-friendly activity.
Sept. 18 Book Discussion- It Occurs to Me That I Am America 10 am, Tippecanoe County Public Library Join us to discuss this anthology of original short stories from thirty well-known writers, with an introduction by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Sept. 18 Immigrant Entrepreneur Panel 7 pm, MatchBOX Come to hear from local entrepreneurs and small business owners about how their business lives and immigration stories intersect.
Sept. 20 News Conference to Launch Rapid Response Network 3 pm, location TBA Join us to learn about the launch of our rapid response network supporting immigrants and families in our community.
Sept. 20 Book Discussion- It Occurs to Me That I Am America 6:30 pm, West Lafayette Public Library Join us to discuss this anthology of original short stories from thirty well-known writers, with an introduction by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Sept. 23 Ice Cream Social 2-4 pm, Columbian Park, Yellow Shelter #2 Come have fun with us and enjoy some ice cream. Bring a topping to share. We’ll have a bunch of family-friendly activities, from face-painting to balloon animals.
Welcoming Greater Lafayette is made possible by partnerships with: Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies Lafayette Urban Ministry's Immigration Clinic