Minneapolis celebrates Welcoming Week with events promoting inclusion for all communities

September 8, 2023

The City of Minneapolis is celebrating Welcoming Week Sept. 8-17. Welcoming Week is a nationwide celebration that brings together immigrants, refugees and native-born residents to foster a sense of community. Residents can learn more about the history of  Welcoming Week and how to lead a Welcoming Week event at the Welcoming America website.

As a Welcoming City, the City of Minneapolis hosts annual events in recognition of Welcoming Week to welcome new residents to the city and, because Citizenship Day always takes place during Welcoming Week, share information about how to become a United States citizen and the importance of acquiring United States citizenship.

The City’s Welcoming Week webpage holds this year’s calendar of events for Welcoming Week and beyond including:

  • A special citizenship and immigration fair. Attendees can learn about how to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization and the benefits of U.S. citizenship, and how to get help in the application process. This month’s citizenship and immigration fair will also include representatives from the Department of Vehicle Services talking about Drivers Licenses For All.
    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
    Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy N., Saint Paul
  • A Welcoming Week edition of the Twin Cities Immigration Forum.
    4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14
    Microsoft Teams meeting

For more information, visit the City of Minneapolis Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs webpage or reach out to oira@minneapolismn.gov.