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Welcoming Week Salt Lake - 2019



What I Brought in My Luggage: Relics of Lost Lives

Emerald Hills Institute | 3780 S West Temple #100 | 4 to 7 pm 

An exhibit is highlighting stories of Turkish asylum seekers.

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Looking for America Art Exhibit 

Salt Lake City Main Library | 210 E 400 S  

Features works from eight artists who represent a variety of backgrounds, countries of origin, political perspectives, and art practices, but all answer the same question: What does it mean to be American in Salt Lake City?  


Turning Mines to Vines

The Leonardo Museum | 209 E 500 S

Limited Scholarships are available to enter the museum click here for more information. 

An exhibit about a global community of creative change-makers addressing the issue of landmines to create sustainable peace and prosperity around the world.


Stories of Identify

The Chase Home Museum | Liberty Park | 1150 South Constitution Drive | 4 to 6 pm 

Storytellers will share their experience with becoming American.



We, too, sing America: A Dialogue with Poet Willy Palomo

Downtown Salt Lake City | Between Main Street and West Temple on 300 South | 10 - 10:45 am 

Poet Willy Palomo, the son of El Salvadorian refugees, will be leading a discussion surrounding his storytelling process through poetry.

“We, too, sing America” is part of “Celebration of the Hand: We Are Makers” a collaborative project inspired by the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, which took place from August 9-11, 2019 at the Utah State Fairpark. Celebration of the Hand: We Are Makers will be on view in fourteen frames in downtown Salt Lake City through September 15, 2019. For information about the exhibit can be found here.


The Sunnyvale Farmers Market

Sunnyvale Farmers Market | 4013 S 700 W | 12 - 2 pm 

The Sunnyvale Farmers Market provides an avenue for local refugee farmers to sell their produce while developing business and marketing skills. The farmers specialize in growing specialty, culturally relevant, crops that are common in countries around the world but difficult to find and grow in the United States.


Celebration of the Independence of Mexico

Center Civico | 155 S 600 W | 5 - 9 pm 

 


 

Tales & Tunes

Salt Lake County Library | 2266 E. Evergreen Ave | 7 to 8 pm 

Multicultural stories, and music that embraces us all as we build common ground.

 


Blanket Making for Refugee Kids

Community Service Project

Emerald Hills Institute (3780 S West Temple, #100) 6-8 pm

RSVP required at info@emeraldhillsinstitute.org

 


 

Be a Friend to Everyone

Salt Lake County | 2266 E. Everygreen Ave | 10:30 - 11:00 am

Storytime for toddlers at the Salt Lake County Library. 

 

New Roots Farmers Market at Central Park 

Central Park | 2797 S 200 E | 5 - 7 pm 

The New Roots Farmers Market at Central Park provides an avenue for local refugee farmers to sell their produce while developing business and marketing skills. The farmers specialize in growing specialty, culturally relevant, crops that are common in countries around the world but difficult to find and grow in the United States.


New American Dream Lab

Church & State | 370 S 300 E | 5 to 7 pm 

Meet New American (former refugee and immigrant) entrepreneurs who are enriching Salt Lake City’s business landscape at this exciting pitch competition!


Rooted: Art Away from Home

Salt Lake City Main Library | 210 E 400 S | 6 to 9 pm 

An immersive art event by local artist to tell their stories of migration through five mediums: dance, film, fashion, and poetry, and still art.


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Hispanic Heritage Parade & Street Festival

The Gateway | 400 W 100 S | 11 am - 9 pm

Food. Performers.


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What I Brought in My Luggage: Relics of Lost Lives

Reception, 6-7:30 pm

Emerald Hills Institute (3780 S West Temple, #100) 

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