Welcoming Week 2019

Join Soft Landing for Missoula’s third 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 partners, including the International Rescue Committee, Imagine Nation Brewing, Sweet Peaks, the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center, Missoula Rises, & more, we invite you to this weeklong cultural celebration!

  • Welcoming Week Kickoff Party:

    • Friday, September 13th, 6:00pm @ Imagine Nation Brewing

    • Come kick-off this wonderful week of welcoming events with us!  There will be a short talk by participating organizations followed by a fun Global Trivia game to round out the evening. Back by popular demand, the “Together” Global Pale Ale, brewed special for this week by the wonderful folks at INBC, will be on tap and in crowlers for this event and after as supplies last! Food available from Kamoon Arabian Cuisine.

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  • Eritrean Coffee Ceremony

    • Saturday, September 14th, 1:00-3:00pm @ Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

    • Join us for a traditional Eritrean coffee ceremony, which involves hand-roasting, grinding of the beans, and brewing of strong coffee before enjoying a delicious cup sitting in front of a traditional serving table. Come learn a bit more about Eritrean culture and get your coffee fix! Admission is free with a suggested donation to benefit the participating families.

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  • Congo Vs The World Soccer Match

    • Sunday, September 15th, 4pm @ Playfair Park

    • Watch a friendly soccer match between soccer players from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the greater Missoula International Community . This will be a chance to cheer for your favorite players and join in on the celebration of one of the worlds most favorite sports. Make sure to stick around for refreshments after the game. Sweet Peaks Ice Cream will also be generously donating free scoops!

    • Facebook event to share here.

  • Community Night at Sweet Peaks

    • Tuesday, September 17th, 5:00-9:00pm @ Sweet Peaks

    • Join us for ice cream during this “sweet” night of community giving in which Sweet Peaks will be donating $1 from every item sold to Soft Landing Missoula to support their work to make Missoula a welcoming home for refugees and immigrants.

  • Advocacy work party with IRC and Missoula Rises

    • Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00-8:00pm @ Imagine Nation Brewing

    • Join the International Rescue Committee and Missoula Rises for an advocacy work party to call and write in support of the GRACE Act to set refugee admissions at at least 95,000/year- and enjoy a nice beverage to boot!

    • Facebook event to share here.

  • Tap Room Dialogue with the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center & Imagine Nation Brewing Company

    • Thursday, September 19th, 5:30-7pm @ Imagine Nation Brewing Company

    • Come and discuss peace, justice and welcoming over a local brew.

  • Middle Eastern Pop-up Dessert Sale

    • Friday, September 20th, 5:00-8:00pm @ Goodworks Ventures

    • Join Soft Landing Missoula for a pop up dessert sale featuring homemade desserts from the Middle East. Come sip free coffee and tea, meet our refugee chefs and buy some dessert to taste and to take home. All proceeds benefit the refugee families selling the dessert.

    • Facebook event to share here.

  • Venezuela Night at MIS

    • Saturday, September 21st, 7:00-8:30pm @ Missoula International School

    • Venezuela is a country with extensive cultural diversity. Reflected in its dances and music, Venezuela's indigenous, European and African heritages are merged to form the identity of a country proud of its diversity. Come to experience a little of the different types of music common in Venezuela, as well as their dances and traditions: The Dancing Devils of Yare, La Parranda de San Pedro and El Sebucan.  Get ready to have fun and receive Latin music dance lessons in Merengue and Salsa.

    • Facebook event to share here.

  • Together Missoula Rally

    • Sunday, September 22nd, 1:00-4:00pm @ Caras Park

    • Please join us for this inaugural event to experience the joy and harmony of many cultures bringing you three hours of inspiration: speakers, music, dance, art, museum tours, and general celebration! Hosted by the City of Missoula, local non-profits, and diverse faith and cultural communities, this event will be a wonderful way to wrap up Welcoming Week!

    • Facebook event to share here.

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