Creating Home Together: Welcoming Week 2020

The City of Beaverton is excited to celebrate the sixth year of observing National Welcoming Week, an annual series of events bringing together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2019, there were more than 2,500 Welcoming Week events in 250 communities, with more than 80,000 people participating. This year, Welcoming Week will take place Saturday, Sep. 12, through Sunday, Sep. 20, with the theme of “Creating Home Together.” In this pandemic, many people may be redefining where home is, what home feels like, or how to make their homes a more inclusive place for all. In a time when political differences have deepened divisions and the COVID-19 pandemic has resurfaced anti-immigrant sentiment, Welcoming Week reminds everyone to continue finding creative ways to build relationships and understanding with their neighbors.

This year, the city is proud to partner with eight community organizations through grants to support virtual and in-person opportunities for cultural exchange. Events will include storytelling, music and cultural celebrations, dance and cooking workshops, small business support and so much more!

Celebrate Beaverton Welcoming Week and “Creating Home Together” to keep intentionally building a place where everyone can feel they belong and is proud to call Beaverton their home. #BeavertonWelcomes

Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/welcomingweek for details and a full schedule of events.

Beaverton Welcoming Week 2020 Calendar of Events

Creating Home Together

September 12 – 20, 2020

Celebrate the cultures that unite us and help create home together by participating in these core events sponsored by the City of Beaverton in collaboration with community partners. Visit http://www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WelcomingWeek for additional events and attendance information.

Saturday, September 12

Dreams Deferred, Part 1 (7-8:30 PM)

The Immigrant Story presents a musical performance featuring Gerardo Calderón and his ensemble, combining vocals, instrumentals, and rhythms of folk musical traditions of Mexico and Central America.

Sunday, September 13

Kurdish Community Gathering (6-8 PM)

Sample Kurdish cuisine and learn about traditional Kurdish dance and music.

Monday, September 14

Writing Across Cultures (3-6 PM)

Join in creative “free writes,” share your stories, and connect across cultures with Write Around Portland.

Tuesday, September 15

Sharing the Welcoming Culture of Polynesia through Dance (11 AM – Noon)

Move your body and learn traditional Polynesian dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, and New Zealand with Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a.

Ethiopian Cooking Classes (2-4 PM)

Celebrate Ethiopian culture by learning how to make Ethiopian dishes using traditional spices with Eleni’s Kitchen.

Micro Enterprise Services of OR (MESO) Welcoming Week Meet-Up (4-6 PM)

Meet local immigrant entrepreneurs, learn how they are navigating the pandemic, and find out how MESO services are helping create a diverse, equitable business community in Beaverton.

Thursday, September 17

Dreams Deferred, Part 2 (7-8:30 PM)

A musical performance featuring Gerardo Calderon and his ensemble, combining vocals, instrumentals, and rhythms of folk musical traditions of Mexico and Central America. A presentation by The Immigrant Story.

Saturday, September 19

Travel to Peru (2-6 PM)

Join Peruvian Cultural Festival for a mini Peruvian gathering with art exhibitions, traditional dances, food and a Cajón Peruano (drum box) demonstration.

Sunday, September 20

Cinderella (2-4 PM)

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents a common folktale with a twist! Experience Cinderella through the lens of English, German, Chinese and Indian identities, accompanied with a community “talk back.”

#BeavertonWelcomes #WelcomingWeek #CreatingHomeTogether


Semana de Bienvenida de Beaverton 2020 Calendario de Eventos

Creando un Hogar Juntos

12 a 20 de septiembre, 2020

Celebre las culturas que nos unen y ayude a crear un hogar juntos al participar en estos eventos principales patrocinados por la Ciudad de Beaverton en colaboración con organizaciones comunitarias. Visite a www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WelcomingWeek para eventos adicionales y detalles de como asistir.

Sábado, 12 de septiembre

Sueños Diferidos, Parte 1 (7 a 8:30 PM)

The Immigrant Story presenta a cinco narradores de cuentos de las Filipinas, México y Centroamérica para compartir cuentos únicos acerca de sus vidas como inmigrantes.

Domingo, 13 de septiembre

Convivio Comunitario Kurdo (6 a 8 PM)

Pruebe la gastronomía y aprenda acerca del baile y música tradicional de Kurdistán.

Lunes, 14 de septiembre

Escribiendo a través de las culturas (3 a 6 PM)

Acompáñenos para practicar escritura libre creativa, compartir sus historias y conectarse a través de las culturas con Write Around Portland.

Martes, 15 de septiembre

Compartiendo las culturas de bienvenida de Polinesia a través del baile (11 AM a mediodía)

Muévase y aprenda bailes tradicionales polinesios de Hawái, Tahití y Nueva Zelandia con Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a.

Clases de Cocina Etíope (2 a 4 PM)

Celebre la cultura etíope y aprenda a cocinar platillos de Etiopía usando especias tradicionales con Eleni’s Kitchen.

Reunión de la Semana de Bienvenida de Micro Enterprise Services of OR (MESO) (4 a 6 PM)

Conozca a emprendedores inmigrantes locales, escuche como están navegando la pandemia, y aprenda como los servicios de MESO están ayudando a crear una comunidad empresarial más diversa y equitativa en Beaverton.

Jueves, 17 de septiembre

Sueños Diferidos, Parte 2 (7 a 8:30 PM)

The Immigrant Story presenta una exposición de música con Gerardo Calderón y su conjunto, combinando voces, piezas instrumentales, y ritmos tradicionales de música folclórica de México y Centroamérica.

Sábado, 19 de septiembre

Viaje a Perú (2 a 6 PM)

Acompañe a Peruvian Cultural Festival para un mini convivio peruano con exhibiciones de arte, baile tradicional, comida, y una demonstración del Cajón Peruano.

Domingo, 20 de septiembre

Cenicienta (2 a 4 PM)

Beaverton Civic Theatre presenta una leyenda común con un giro. Experimenta la historia de Cenicienta desde la perspectiva ingles, alemán, china, y hindú, acompañado por una conversación al final con los actores.

#BeavertonWelcomes     #WelcomingWeek      #CreatingHomeTogether