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Welcoming Week NWA brings together NWA Leadership Pledge supporters and the broader community to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.

 

For Welcoming Week this year, EngageNWA is proud to declare that #BelongingBeginsWithUS. Each and every one of us has the power to make sure everyone feels seen, embraced, welcomed and included in our communities. There are many options for individuals, families, and work teams to get involved through in person events, virtual experiences and ongoing projects. If you and your team have an idea for a specific organization or action that you want to support, you can submit your own project. You can also share a small act of kindness and we offer some simple ways to get started. Be sure to share your completed projects and acts of kindness on social media! Use #BelongingBeginsWithUS and #WelcomingWeekNWA to tag your engagement. Click the links below to learn more.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Friday, September 17, 2021

Gathering of the Groups: National Book Award Winner Nate Powell discusses the struggles Congressman John Lewis faced during the Civil Rights Movement @ Fayetteville Public Library, 1-2pm

CB Mobile Art Lab in Fayetteville @ St. James Baptist Church Community Food Pantry, 2 – 6 p.m.

Black Is Beautiful Beer 2021 Release @ Gotahold Brewing, Eureka Springs, 4-9pm

Arkansas Minority Film & Arts Association Film Festival (virtual)

Crystal Bridges at 10 (Free Tickets for Welcoming Week)

Listening Objects Exhibit

Various Shorts – Bentonville Film Foundation Shorts Block

Puppets in Paper (virtual) @ Walton Arts Center (ongoing, to register email mbarker@waltonartscenter.org)

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

A Warm Welcome, CanopyNWA @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Bentonville First Presbyterian Church, 9:30am – 11:30am 

Manit Day Celebration @ Fayetteville Public Library, 10-11am

Arkansas Minority Film & Arts Association Film Festival (virtual)

Americanish – Bentonville Film Foundation Feature Narrative Film

CB Mobile Art Lab in Fayetteville @ St. James Baptist Church Community Food Pantry, 2 – 6 p.m.

Crystal Bridges at 10 (Free Tickets for Welcoming Week)

Listening Objects Exhibit

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

International Festival @ Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, 2-6pm

Americanish Live Panel Conversation with Director Iman Zawahry & Writers Aizzah Fatima & Iman Zawahry, 9pm 

Crystal Bridges at 10 (Free Tickets for Welcoming Week)

Listening Objects Exhibit

Mountain Street Stage: David Starr @ Fayetteville Public Library, 2-4pm

 

Check out the following pages to learn more:

 

 

 

Join us to celebrate #WelcomingWeekNWA, September 10-19 to build and uplift welcoming and inclusive communities in our region.