Things look a little different this year (mostly virtual!) but please join Soft Landing Missoula and partners for Missoula’s fourth annual Welcoming Week. In tandem with thousands of other organizations and communities nationwide, Soft Landing hopes to inspire and celebrate welcoming all people to the Missoula community. Together with Imagine Nation Brewing Co, the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, the International Rescue Committee in Missoula and more, we invite you to this weeklong cultural celebration!
TOGETHER NEW ENGLAND INDIA PALE ALE RELEASE
Friday, Sept. 11, 2pm and through the week until sold out @ Imagine Nation Brewing Co
As is now tradition for Welcoming Week, we kick things off with a custom beer from the country’s first combo microbrewery + transformation center—Imagine Nation Brewing Company. A crowd favorite each year, pick some up for home to enjoy during our virtual events this year, or enjoy at INBC with limited patio seating. While you pick up your brew, remember that Kamoon Arabian Cuisine food truck in the INBC lot is serving the best Middle Eastern food around! Cheers to Welcoming!
VIRTUAL WELCOMING WEEK KICK-OFF PARTY HOSTED BY WELCOMING AMERICA
Saturday, Sept. 12, 1pm ONLINE @ Welcoming America
This free live stream event hosted by the creators of Welcoming Week—Welcoming America-—will feature music, dance, inspiring personal stories and more to kick off this national week of celebration. You can find out more info about this event and register for free online here.
This year, we are celebrating with our international soccer community by hosting an outside, socially-distanced, tournament-style shootout event. Open to registrants and their families only—but look for some great photos on FB and IG following the event!
VIRTUAL ADVOCACY DAY
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7am-11pm from the comfort of your own home
Currently, refugee arrivals in the U.S. are at their lowest levels in the history of the U.S. resettlement program. Our country’s retreat from refugee resettlement leaves families and children in harm’s way. Join the International Rescue Committee and Missoula Rises in solidarity as we meet virtually via Facebook to write and call our legislators asking for their support on this day!
VIRTUAL MOVIE AND DISCUSSION NIGHT
Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30pm (82-min movie with discussion to follow) from the comfort of your own home
Join the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center and Imagine Nation Brewing Co for an online screening of the incredible movie “Day One” that follows a group of refugee teenagers through a brand new but unique American transitional high school experience in a rust-belt city intentionally welcoming immigrants in challenging times. The film will be followed by a virtual panel discussion. More information and a link to view the film is located here (Facebook event).
VIRTUAL COOKING CLASS WITH UNITED WE EAT
Saturday, Sept. 19, 1:30-3pm from the comfort of your own kitchen
Did you love the meals cooked by the awesome United We Eat refugee and immigrant chefs last summer? Did you wonder what their secret is to making the food taste SO GOOD? Well, here’s your chance to find out! Our very own Chef Farida, who is from Afghanistan, has agreed to teach you some of her cooking secrets, passed on to her from her grandmother. This $10 class (select the $15 option and leave a nice tip for the chef!) will take place live on Zoom and participants will be able to interact and ask cooking questions as we go along. Check out the United We Eat website for more information and to sign up and consider sharing our Facebook Event far and wide!
Huge thanks to this years Welcoming Week Partners and Sponsors! You guys are SHOWING UP big time to celebrate welcoming – even in such a challenging year. We thank you!