We all search for places #WhereWeBelong. From libraries to schools to workplaces, join us this #WelcomingWeek from September 9-18th. 

Welcoming Week is a global movement that brings communities and neighbors of all backgrounds together to build strong connections and affirm the importance of inclusive places.

This year IRC Seattle is proud to partner with Refugee Congress and King County Library System (KCLS) to celebrate the places and spaces that create a sense of belonging for you & others.


Join the movement!

Tag and include #WelcomingWeek2022 #WhereWeBelong in your social media posts during Welcoming Week!

Take a moment to appreciate and celebrate the places #WhereWeBelong — cities, public parks, workplaces, etc. — all of which include:

Educate yourself and others about refugees and the refugee resettlement process.

Attend Welcoming Burien—an official Welcoming Week event on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come say hi to us at the IRC Seattle table!

Thank you Refugee Congress and KCLS for building communities and spaces of belonging with us!

Participate in Welcoming Week by checking out their websites below!

Visit your local library, find programs and services, and check out a great reads for kids and adults at kcls.org/WelcomingWeek.





Advocate and lift up refugee and immigrant voices in Washington. Go to refugeecongress.org.