Welcome to the virtual experience developed to connect you to local refugee and new American artisans and entrepreneurs! Scroll down to see the individuals featured in the installation, and listen to their recorded stories.
Together We Welcome is an ode to tradition and cultures from around the world that arrived with people who now call Utah “home.” Despite hardships and a long journey, refugees and other immigrants contribute to and enrich their new communities in the United States. This exhibit invites you to learn more about our newest neighbors and listen to their stories. Community is achieved through radical welcoming and inclusion, rooted in uplifting and honoring one another as neighbors. With this sense of connection, new arrivals dream, achieve, and break through barriers. Celebrating each other strengthens our communities and ensures all remain welcome in state of Utah.
Together We Create
Support Raida by following @Raida_Jarjes on Facebook & Instagram.
Together We Embrace
Support Emile by learning more about the Emily Ndahunga Foundation at emilendahungafoundation.org.
Together We Thrive
Spice Kitchen Incubator and New Roots are programs of the IRC in Salt Lake City.
Together We Share
Support Jawaher by following @JawaherDesigns on Facebook.
Together We Cultivate
Support Daniel by following @beecraftconsult on Facebook & Instagram or by visiting beecraftconsult.tech.
Together We Design
Support Rispah by learning more at ZZOLARI.net.
Together We Taste
Support Olha and Mira by following @heartofukrainestore on Instagram.
- Our sponsor Gentex Corporation for their generous support of this project.
- Craft Lake City for their commitment to this project and partnership to bring it to life. Learn more about the project here »
- James Roh for his multimedia expertise and capturing the incredible photography used in the project. Learn more at JamesRoh.com.
- Ashley Borg and Stevie Emerson for their efforts to compose an engaging experience for our community. Graphic Design by Ashley Borg (ashborg.com) and Stevie Emerson (shemerson.com)