During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.
Welcoming Week events at the Beaverton City Library:
Story SlamThursday, 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.