Join Gallatin Refugee Connections for a potluck and panel discussion to explore over a shared meal how welcoming Bozeman is as a community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2017
Contact: Chelsea Eddy | Gallatin Refugee Connections
[email protected] | 207-807-6478
BOZEMAN - How welcoming a community is Bozeman? Does this opinion differ depending on who you are, where you’re from, or what language you speak? Join Gallatin Refugee Connections as we explore these questions and learn how Bozeman can improve as a welcoming community for all.
In celebration of Welcoming America’s national Welcoming Week, Gallatin Refugee Connections will be hosting a potluck and panel discussion to explore over a shared meal how welcoming Bozeman is as a community. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish that expresses their heritage - perhaps a dish from family history or origin, or just a timeless favorite! We’ll come together to share these diverse dishes while listening to a panel of local Bozemanites discuss how Bozeman has (or has not) been welcoming, and how we can improve as a community to make everyone feel at home. We’ll hear from panelists representing or advocating for the homeless, English as a second language, immigrant, faith based, and Native American communities.
This event is free and open to all in our community. Families are welcome and encouraged to come. For more information contact us at [email protected] or visit us at facebook.com/gallatinrefugeeconnections.
LOCATION: Pilgrim Congregational Church | 2118 S 3rd Ave | Bozeman, MT 59715
DATE: Sunday, September 24
TIME: 6 - 8 PM
WHO: The event is free and open to all in our community. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a dish to share that feeds about 6 - 8 people.
GALLATIN REFUGEE CONNECTIONS is a group of local Bozeman residents committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming environment for refugees. Our participation in Welcoming Week shows that in places large and small, rural and urban, people of all backgrounds are coming together to create stronger, more prosperous communities. It is a time to celebrate the values that unite us as neighbors, parents, and colleagues, and to make our towns more welcoming to newcomers and to everyone who calls our community home.
WELCOMING WEEK is an annual celebration bringing together thousands of people and hundreds of local events that celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role communities play to foster a more welcoming environment for all. Welcoming Week is celebrated September. 15-24 across the country and is now expanding to other parts of the world. Welcome Week is a campaign hosted by Welcoming America.