We all search for places #WhereWeBelong. From libraries to schools to workplaces, join us this #WelcomingWeek from September 8-17th. 

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 excited to partner with, the YMCA of Greater SeattleRefugee Congress and King County Library System (KCLS) to celebrate the places and spaces that create a sense of belonging for you & others.

Visit any King County Library to get your own Welcoming Week bookmark featuring KCLS, IRC Seattle, and Refugee Congress and check out KCLS Welcoming Week resources, including a reading listkcls.org/WelcomingWeek.


Join the movement!

Tag and include #WelcomingWeek2023 #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:


How to participate locally:



Thank you Refugee Congress, KCLS, and the YMCA of Greater Seattle 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.



Learn more about what the YMCA of Greater of Seattle is doing to support new neighbors of Washington!