Detailed Event Schedule 2016

Welcoming Week 2016

Here is the detailed schedule of events for the 2016 celebrations of Welcoming Week. For individual event inquiries, use the contact information under each event. For general inquiries, contact fmwelcomingweek@gmail.com.

ALL WEEK EVENTS

Dates: September 6 to October 31

Event: “The World in Fargo-Moorhead”

A photo and story exhibit featuring Fargo-Moorhead area residents who have come to the region from other countries. There will be a public reception held Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7-9pm.

Times: Regular library hours

Location: Fargo Public Library.

Address: 102 3rd St N, Fargo

Contact: theworldinfm@gmail.com

Dates: September 16 to 25

Event: Flags from around the world

Visit downtown Fargo and see how many flags you can name. Flags will represent the home countries of FM area residents.

Times: All day, every day.

Location: Downtown Fargo.

Contact: Dan Mahli at DMahli@cityoffargo.com

 

DAILY EVENTS

Friday, September 16

Event: Voter Information Meet & Greet

The Cass County Democratic-NPL Party of North Dakota would like to welcome all New Americans to our great state by hosting a social at our headquarters in Fargo! Attendees will be provided with information on how to vote in our state as well as have the opportunity to meet with their elected representatives and candidates up for election in November. This is an awesome opportunity for both active party members and New American neighbors to get to know each other and discuss the future of politics in North Dakota. Food and beverages will be provided.

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Location: Cass County Democratic-NPL

Address: 3003 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND

Saturday, September 17

Event: Welcoming Week Family Program

In conjunction with Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Welcoming Week, this free family program will combine live music with artistic instrument making in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Guest artists will demonstrate instrument making techniques and sounds. Join us and make an instrument out of the world around you!

Time: 1-4pm

Location: Plains Art Museum

Address: 704 1st Ave N, Fargo

Contact: Netha Cloeter at ncloeter@plainsart.org

Sunday, September 18

Event: Community Table

Growing Together and the Cultural Diversity Resource Center will host a community meal for hundreds harvested from community gardens.

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: Rabanus Park

Address: 4315 18th Ave SW, Fargo

Contact: Jack Wood at jackstomatoes@gmail.com

Event: International Peace Day Celebration

Inspirational and educational program from oral tradition and sacred scriptures in hopes to strengthening the ideals of peace among all people. Presentation by Jessica Thomasson of Lutheran Social Services and live performance by Ukulele Drive. Sponsored by a multi-faith committee: The FM Baha’i Community, The Presentation Sisters, The Center for Interfaith Projects, and the Unitarian Universalist Church.  For further information contact:

Time: 4-5:30pm

Location: Carlson Library / Ed Clapp Senior Center in Fargo

Address: 2801 32nd Ave S, Fargo

Contact: (701) 235-3725 or Marian Kadrie at mkadrie9@cableone.net

Monday, September 19

Event: Welcoming Week Happy Hour

Welcoming Week will be the featured non-profit at The Fargo Brewing Company. $1 will be donated to the Welcoming Week efforts for every print sold.

Time: 4-10pm

Location: Fargo Brewing Company

Address: 610 University Drive N, Fargo, ND

Contact: Barry Nelson at bnselson371@cableone.net

Event: The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir Book Talk

“The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir” has been selected as the One Book One Community Read for 2016. This book explores the experience of one immigrant family. That story has been repeated throughout our community for more than 100 years. Join Kevin Brooks, an English professor from NDSU, for a community book discussion on this work. Does the author’s experience mirror or challenge those of our immigrant ancestors? How does it relate to our newest community members? This promises to be a thought-provoking evening. Please try to read the book prior to attending.

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Community Education Building Parent Room 1

Address: 1587 30th Ave South, Moorhead

Contact: Lauri Winterfeldt at lauriw@moorheadschools.org

Tuesday, September 20

Event: Concordia College’s Faith, Reason, and World Affairs Symposium

This year’s Symposium is titled America and the Middle East: Local and Global Dimensions. There will be a variety of events occurring over this two day event from September 20-21. Please check the Concordia College website for a detailed event schedule.

Time: Events will be occurring throughout the day

Location: Concordia College

Address: 901 8th St S, Moorhead

Contact: Dawn Duncan at Duncan@cord.edu

Website: https://www.concordiacollege.edu/academics/events/symposium/schedule-of-events/

Event: ND Job Fair Workshop

A workshop designed to prepare job seekers for the city wide Job Fair Tuesday September 27th

Time: 1-2:30 PM

Location: ND Job Services

Address: 1350 32nd St S ·

Contact: (701) 239-7300 or Carey Fry at cfry@nd.gov

Event: Immigrant Entrepreneur Event

Local immigrants who are business owners or entrepreneurs will be giving presentations on their stories and giving advice to future entrepreneurs. This event will be co-hosted by the Small Business Association and New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment. Refreshments will be provided.

Time: 4pm

Location: International Market Plaza

Address: 1345 Main Ave, Fargo

Contact: Sherri Komrosky at (701) 239-5658 or sherri.komrosky@sba.gov

Event: CHARISM and Fargo Police Movie Night

The movie Zootopia will be shown at this free event. Community members of all ages are welcome.

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Jefferson Elementary School

Address: 1701 4th Avenue South, Fargo

Contact: Brittany LaForte at Brittany.LaForte@charism.org

Event: Community Conversation

Open forum on immigration and refugee resettlement hosted by the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: Fargo Public Library

Address: 102 3rd St N, Fargo

Contact: Barry Nelson at bnelson371@cableone.net

Wednesday, September 21

Event: Voices from the Fargo-Moorhead Community, Panel Discussion

As part of Concordia College’s yearly Symposium, this year titled American and the Middle East: Local and Global Dimensions, there will be a community panel held Wednesday.

Time: 10:30-11:30am

Location: Concordia College, Moorhead

Address: 901 8th St S, Moorhead

Contact: Dawn Duncan at Duncan@cord.edu

Website: https://www.concordiacollege.edu/academics/events/symposium/schedule-of-events/

Event: “What’s Your Story? Using Narrative to Foster Empathy in Our World”

“What’s Your Story? Using Narrative to Foster Empathy in Our World” will feature 6 of our Middle Eastern immigrant community members participating in a story exchange with 3 Concordia students during 2 concurrent sessions for Concordia College’s Symposium on Wednesday Sept 21 from 1-2pm and repeated from 2:30-3:30pm.

Time: 1-2pm or 2:30-3:30pm

Location: Concordia College, Moorhead

Address: 901 8th St S, Moorhead

Contact: Dawn Duncan at Duncan@cord.edu

Website: https://www.concordiacollege.edu/academics/events/symposium/schedule-of-events/

Event: Welcoming Week Happy Hour

Welcoming Week will be the featured non-profit at Drekker Brewing Company. $1 will be donated to the Welcoming Week efforts for every pint sold.

Time: 4-10pm

Location: Drekker Brewing Company

Address: 630 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND

Contact: Barry Nelson at bnelson371@cableone.net

Event: Refugees in America: History, Myths, and Reality

Resettlement of refugees in the Red River Valley is nothing new. Learn about the long history of resettlement in the area; where have people come from, how has resettlement changed in the last 70 years? There are many myths and theories surrounding resettlement. You will have an opportunity to clear up the misconceptions and misunderstandings of this very complicated humanitarian program. Facilitator: Darci Asche, Director of Development, New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment.

Time: 6-7pm

Location: Moorhead Public Library

Address: 118 5th St S, Moorhead

Contact: Jennifer Rodger at rodgerj@exchange.larl.org

Event: Volunteer Recruitment and Orientation

This event, hosted by the New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment, will be recruitment and orientation for volunteers to help out with tutoring and mentoring.

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: Fargo Public Library

Address: 102 3rd St N, Fargo

Contact: Kevin Brooks at kevin@newamericanconsortium.org

Thursday, September 22

Event: Family Night at the Gathering

Wrap up the gardening seasons with food and friendship.

Time: 5-7pm

Location: Growing Together

Address: 4th Ave and 25th Street South, Fargo

Contact: Jack Wood at jackstomatoes@gmail.com

Event: “The World in Fargo-Moorhead” Opening Reception

A photo and story exhibit featuring Fargo-Moorhead area residents who have come to this region from other countries. This is an ongoing exhibit at the Fargo Public Library. Photographers whose work is included in the exhibit will speak about the project and the people they photographed and interviewed. Refreshments will be served.

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Fargo Public Library Community Room

Address: 102 3rd St N, Fargo

Contact: theworldinfm@gmail.com

Friday, September 23

Event: New American Potluck & Cultural Event

Share food and conversation with New Americans, LSS staff, and the community.

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota

Address: 3911 20th Ave S, Fargo

Contact: Jackie Mracek at jmracek@lssnd.org

Event: Grand Opening & Barbeque for the New American Consortium

The New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a community barbeque.

Time: 3-7pm

Location: New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment

Address: 15 21st St S, Suite 102, Fargo

Contact: Christian Harris at christian@newamericanconsortium.org

Saturday, September 24

Event: Welcoming Week Soccer Tournament

Teams representing refugee, immigrant, and local communities will play for the World Cup of Fargo.

Time: 9am-6pm

Location: Johnson Park

Address: South of NDSU, between 11th Ave and 8th Ave South

Contact: Ben Boway at bbboway4@gmail.com or Cassie Wieste at cgh77@live.com

Sunday, September 25

Event: StreetsAlive!

StreetsAlive! is a walking, biking, blading, running, we-don’t-always-need-to-be-driving event coming for the seventh year to downtown Fargo and Moorhead. Broadway and other busy streets along the route will be closed to automobiles to make way for human-powered movement along a three-mile loop.

Time: 12-5pm

Location: Downtown Fargo-Moorhead

Contact: (701) 280-1202 or go to their website at fmstreetsalive.org

Event: Cultures and Colors of India

Learn about the country, customs, and culture of India through pictures, festivals, food samples, history, and textiles. Presented by Ganesh Suryawanshi, samples of Indian food and Chai (tea) will be served. This event is in partnership with Cultural Diversity Resources. This event is free and open to all ages.

Time: 2pm

Location: Fargo Public Library

Address: 102 3rd St N, Fargo

Contact: Diane Briggs at (701) 241-1492

 

RESTAURANTS

To learn more about the restaurants involved in Welcoming Week, check out our detailed list here.

Cafe Aladdin

Everest Tikka House

Himalayan Yak

Izumi

Samurai

Liberian Merry Go Round

Madina’s

Rugsan

For general inquiries, contact fmwelcomingweek@gmail.com