Welcoming Week
September 9-18

Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors - both immigrants and US-born residents-to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community. JOIN US!

Saturday, September 10, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Welcome Resources Fair 
Saturday, September 10, 1:00 PM - Fort Wayne Museum of Art Bilingual Tour-Spanish
Wednesday, September 14, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Cultural Intelligence Workshop (CQ®) 
Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Ethnic Bridge Building Discussion

Saturday, September 17, 1:00 PM - Fort Wayne Museum of Art Bilingual Tour-Burmese
Friday, September 14, 5:30 PM -
YMCA Global Race Series Welcoming Week

Diversity Award Nominations are due by Friday, August 26, 2022. 

Click here for Welcoming Week flyer. 

Welcome Resource Fair

Looking for resources and opportunities available within our community? Come meet and learn from more than 30 Northeast Indiana organizations. The event will take place on Saturday, September 10 from11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA located at 2323 Bowser Avenue. Join us for entertainment, food trucks, and more! Click HERE to download flyer:

Ethnic Bridge Building Discussion

Join us for a discussion about experiences with Race in America from various perspectives. Panelists will include Y members from various countries including Burma, India, Nigeria, and Thailand. The discussion will take place at Jackson R Lehman Family YMCA on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Teen room. Overflow, if needed, will be in the Conference room. The discussion will also be LIVE streamed on the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA's Facebook Page.

This event will be socially distanced. There is no cost to participate in this event, and it is open to the public. Click here for the flyer. 

Please contact Tabitha Ervin at 260755.4949 for questions! 

Fort Wayne Museum of Art Bilingual Tours

Join the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Language Services Network for free bilingual tours in Burmese and Spanish. 
Saturday, September 10, 1:00 PM Spanish
Saturday, September 17, 1:00 PM Burmese

Questions? Contact: lsnfortwayne@yahoo.com or (260) 426-6764.

Cultural Awareness Workshop

This FREE workshop will introduce you to an innovative approach to working and Relating Across Cultures. It will give youa chance to identify your individual value orientation, reflect on some of the intercultural challenges and opportunities you face, and create an action plan for developing and applying your CQ. Sept. 14, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm at Purdue Fort Wayne - Classics Ballroom. Downlod flyer HERE. Questions? Contact Francisco_Townsend@fwymca.org.

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Diversity Award Nominations 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Diversity Awards honoring outstanding immigrants and refugees and those who work to create a welcoming community. Awards will be presented at the Diversity Awards breakfast, Friday, September 16 at Ivy Tech Community College Coliseum Campus, Room 1640 at 8:30 AM. Click here to see a list of previous award winners from 2018 and 2019. 

Award Information     Nominate

Global Race Series - Welcoming Week 

This race series consists of three separate one-mile cross country races (each with a unique global theme) open to all boys and girls in grades 3-5. Races will be professionally chipped and timed. There will be individual awards AND team awards based on overall scoring by grade and gender. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 races! Download flyer HERE.

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*Please note that Masks and social distancing are encouraged. For questions or to register, please contact: Francisco Townsend.