September 13, 2021

Pittsburgh Celebrates Welcoming Week 2021

From September 10 – 19, you are invited to celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Pittsburgh through Welcoming Week 2021. Events will be held to bring together immigrant and U.S.-born neighbors.

What is Welcoming Week 2021?

On September 10, Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative kicked off Welcoming 2021, a national celebration recognized locally that brings together immigrant and U.S.-born neighbors for community-based events to promote pride in the rich cultural fabric of Pittsburgh.

Join the Celebration

Join the celebrations by participating in the following events!

Watch the Welcome, Neighbor Video Series

Daily “Welcome, Neighbor” videos are available on Welcoming Pittsburgh’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stories from local Pittsburghers will be posted each day at noon from September 10 – 19.

Watch a New Play

The Rivers Don’t Know is a new theatrical play at City Theatre that tells the story of immigrants and refugees in Pittsburgh from the 1940s to the present day. It runs from September 10 – 18, 2021. Each performance will feature an Artisan Marketplace with food, crafts, merchandise, art, and food.

Other Events in Pittsburgh

Additional Pittsburgh Welcoming Week events include:

    • Universal Representation Roundtable
      September 13, 2021  |  5:00 p.m.  |  Live on Welcoming Pittsburgh’s Facebook

      Learn how community advocates across Pennsylvania have worked to establish a program for the legal defense of people facing deportation and how Mayor Peduto and Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia have supported the work.

    • Naturalization Ceremony
      September 16, 2021  |  10:00 a.m.

      Join the City of Pittsburgh for a public event to celebrate the naturalization of new American citizens!

    • Special Announcement
      September 17, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.  |  Live on Welcoming Pittsburgh’s Facebook

      Join Mayor Peduto as he makes a special announcement about Pittsburgh’s welcoming work.

More Information

Welcoming Pittsburgh is guided by the Welcoming Pittsburgh Roadmap, a comprehensive citywide plan for immigrant, refugee, and New American advocacy. To learn more, visit the Welcoming Pittsburgh website. For more news, visit our news web page.