Where We Belong 

Beaverton Welcoming Week 2022 Schedule of Events | September 9-18, 2022 

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

Asterisks denote Welcoming Week grantees. 

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Saturday, 9/10 

Chinese Cultural Exhibition* 

2-4 p.m. / Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St. 

Celebrate Chinese culture through traditional dance, music, and spoken word with International Performing Arts. 

The Immigrant Story Live 

7-9 p.m. / Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center, Jesuit High School, 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. 

Experience the power of storytelling with The Immigrant Story, bringing you four compelling, contemporary stories told – and lived – by members of our immigrant community. 

Sunday, 9/11 

Shine The Light: A Community Celebration 

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. / The Reser, 12625 SW Crescent St. 

Join The Reser for a community celebration and gathering highlighting the diverse array of cultures and performing artists that call Beaverton home. 

Welcoming Week Signs 

2-3 p.m. / Murray Schools Library, 11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl, Suite 102 

Create your own Welcoming Week sign to display at your home! 

Tuesday, 9/13 

Instructing Parents on the Care of Black Girls’ Natural Hair* 

6-8 p.m. | 4925 SW Angel Ave. 

Join DeBraTre, LLC with featured Beaverton hair stylists Elom Thompson and Juneka Sevier on the instruction of at-home care for Black girls’ natural hair. RSVP required, see website for link. 

Wednesday, 9/14 

Ethiopian Cooking Class* 

5:30-7 p.m. | Virtual, see website for link 

Back by popular demand, Eleni’s Kitchen brings a new menu of traditional Ethiopian recipes for this year’s virtual cooking class. 

Saturday, 9/17  

Afghan Welcoming Event* 

11 a.m to 1 p.m | THPRD Garden Home, 7475 SW Oleson Rd., Portland  

Join the Arabic House of Oregon’s bazaar highlighting Afghan culture through traditional performances, activities, food, and access to culturally relevant resources. 

Korean Cultural Celebration* 

3-5 p.m. | Korean Society of Oregon, 7650 SW 81st Ave, Portland 

Experience traditional and modern Korean culture through K-Pop dance, live music, and food with the Korean Society of Oregon. 

Sunday, 9/18  

Instructing Parents on the Care of Black Girls’ Natural Hair* 

1-3 p.m. | 4925 SW Angel Ave. 

Join DeBraTre, LLC with featured Beaverton hair stylists Elom Thompson and Juneka Sevier on the instruction of at-home care for Black girls’ natural hair. RSVP required, see website for link. 

Mesoamerican Cultural Workshop* 

2-4 p.m. | City Park, 12500 SW 4th St. 

Dance, create music, and learn about pre-Hispanic culture in a hands-on workshop led by Huehca Omeyocan.