We Strengthen Our City By Welcoming Our World

Welcoming Week 2023

September 8-17

Welcoming Week brings together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.

Welcoming Events

Saturday, Sept. 9

World on Stage - SE Asia

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Centennial Plaza

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation is hosting a series of afternoons to showcase the culture of and bring together the people of SE Asian heritage. Performances, fashion, food, networking, resources and more.

Sunday, Sept. 10

Monday, Sept. 11

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Wednesday, Sept. 13

12 PM – 1 PM
Learn how Global Cleveland established Ohio’s first Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program from our project manager, Supriya Tamang. GEIR provides international students with opportunity to launch their entrepreneurial endeavors in Northeast Ohio. Some of the benefits include local job creation, retaining more international students in Northeast Ohio, and more companies being founded in our region to create a culture of entrepreneurism. Learn how you and your company can get involved by registering for this complimentary webinar.

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Thursday, Sept. 14

Cleveland Public Library
3 PM – 5 PM
Mayor Bibb’s International Community Forum is a chance to network with individuals in the international community and participate in a panel discussion with Mayor Bibb and international community leaders.

Moderated by Kwame Botchway, NAACP Cleveland Branch’s inaugural international affairs chair, the panel includes:
Justin Bibb, Mayor of the City of Cleveland
Marina Jackman, CEO of Time2Talk
Ramzia Nasiri, University Hospitals
Frank Yang, Data Analyst at Westfield Insurance
Sponsored in part by the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library.

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Friday, Sept. 15

Saturday, Sept. 16

Sunday, Sept. 17

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