Join the International Center of Greater Flint in partnership with the City of Flint and Genesee County for Welcoming Week!
Welcoming Week is an annual celebration dedicated to both welcoming immigrants and refugees, and to acknowledge their contributions to our nation and Genesee County. Welcoming Week brings together thousands of people to build unity in our community.
“These events are part of a powerful and growing movement in our country and around the world demonstrating that communities want to be welcoming,” said Rachel Peric, executive director of Welcoming America.
The week begins on Friday, September 13th at 11am with an official press conference at Flint City hall where Mayor Weaver will begin the week with an official proclamation. During the press conference, international residents will be introduced who have chosen the Greater Flint community as their own.
The day ends with the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Flint Farmer’s Market from 6pm-9pm.
The week continues with a Welcome Reception at Greater Flint Arts Council on Wednesday, September 18, from 5pm-7pm.
From the first days of the auto industry, immigrants have been a large part of our community and have contributed much and more to art, culture, commerce and community. Let us join hands with everyone that has chosen Genesee County as home, and meet our collective future in unity.