Welcoming Week 2019 Wrap-up and Thanks!

Wow! Another incredible Welcoming Week under our belts. With a couple new events this year and a few new partners, out thank you’s go like this-

  • Imagine Nation Brewing Company- you are an incredible partner in this work of peace, refugee, and community conversation. Thank you Fernanda and Robert for being a rock for SLM as well as our community.

  • Sweet Peaks Ice Cream- Everyone LOVED the free ice cream at the soccer game and we so appreciated the community night you hosted to fund and friendraise for our mission. Looking forward to more fun with you!

  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church for hosting us in your beautiful spot for the Eritrean Coffee Ceremony again this year!

  • Missoula Alliance Church for helping with food and player transport for the Congo vs. The World soccer game. You always go above and beyond!

  • The International Rescue Committee and Missoula Rises for advocating for refugees in Missoula and resettlement in America. Another important letter writing session with great turn out!

  • The Jeanette Rankin Peace Center for always speaking out for peace and raising the conversation in our community about how we all participate.

  • Good Works Ventures for being a beautiful space for Missoula’s nonprofits to host meetings and events. Our community is incredibly lucky to have your leadership and generosity!

  • Missoula International School and Ibrahin Mena Polanco for organizing such a fun and engaging event to teach us all more about Venezuelan culture… and dancing!!!

  • ARTS Missoula and all of the amazing faith communities and partners that participated in the first ever Missoula Together Rally! We are so excited about this event and look forward to next year!

  • All of our volunteers that made this happen, but especially Liz, Loren, Brian and our amazing interns- Keely, Ava, and Riley!

  • And of course, to all of the Syrian, Iraqi, Eritrean, Congolese, Venezuelan, Saudi Arabian, Afghan, Irish, and Native American families and individuals who shared little bits of their culture with all of us this past week.

Welcoming Week is one of our favorite weeks of the year; how could it not be when we have this many community members coming together to celebrate each other!? Check out some of the highlights from the week below:


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