Welcoming Week 2022

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York County

September 9 – Latino Friday

  • Join us for the opening of Welcome Week with Proclamation and Celebration, as well as a trip to Creative York immigrant art gallery for tours, music, and food!
    • When: 6pm – 9pm.
    • Where: Appell Center 50 N George St, York, PA 17401

September 13 – 101 Immigration session

  • Join us for a 101 immigration session through PIRC and family issues round table!
    • Time is TBD
    • Location will be hybrid (until further notice)

September 14 – Martin Library Youth Cultural Jam

  • Join us for a celebration of Cultures through music, food, dance, and arts!
    • Where: Martin Library at 159 E Market St, York, PA 17401
    • When: 6-8 pm

September 15 – Closing Welcoming Week

  • Join us for a celebration of closing welcome week with art gallery showing of Sazon y Sabor
    • This is an exhibit of Rosa Centrell (local immigrant artist)
      • Where: Creative York at 10 N Beaver St
      • When: 5:30-8 pm

September 16 – DreamWrights opening of Alien 8

  • The Alien 8 character that identifies only as “8”
    • 8 communicates through a unique gestural language and begins to acquire English by reading YA classics like “Catcher in the Rye”, “Lord of the Flies” and “Grapes of Wrath” – come in and find out the ending to this fascinating musical!
      • Where: 100 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17401
      • When: 6 pm (doors open)
  • Pedi Cab Tour to Nelly’s food distribution
    • More info coming soon!

Lancaster County

September 6 – Opening of Welcoming Week

  • Join us for the opening of Welcome Week with the Lancaster City Council meeting & proclamation!
    • When: 6:30 pm
    • Where: 120 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 

September 9 – Welcome Center Unveiling & Festivity

  • Welcome Center unveiling
    • Where: Penn State at 25 E. Vine, Lancaster, PA 17603
    • When: 11 am-7 pm
  • Festivity with music band and food trucks
    • Where: Penn State at 25 E. Vine, Lancaster, PA 17603
    • When: 5-7 pm

September 10 & 11 – Welcome Mural Community Paint days

  • Where: Calvin G. High pavilion at 1828 William Penn Way
  • When: 11:30 am-1:30 pm

September 18 – Welcome Mural Unveiling (tentative)

  • More info coming soon!

Contact Jose Santiago at 717-825-1928 or [email protected] for more info!

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