YMCA Welcoming Week Events Promote Unity, Community Resources This Weekend

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Welcoming Week is a national initiative seeking to bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Welcoming Week events celebrate the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace New Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.

On Sunday September 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. the Ann Arbor YMCA will host Many Faiths One Voice: Prayers for Unity at the West Park Band Shell, 215 Chapin Street, Ann Arbor 48103.

This event is free and open to the public.

Diverse faith leaders from across Washtenaw County will share messages of unity and local musician Terry Farmer will be singing some songs. We look forward to an interactive, participatory experience for everyone involved.

From 3 to 5 p.m. YMCA’s Community Resource Fair at the downtown YMCA at 400 West Washington Street, Ann Arbor 48103. This event is free and open to the public. Those who are new to the US, to Ann Arbor or those who are just curious to know what services are available in our community are welcome to come speak to many of the non-profits who may be able to help them.

Community Resource Fair participants include:

$mdash; American Red Cross
$mdash; Ann Arbor District Library
$mdash; Ann Arbor Thrift Shop
$mdash; Ann Arbor YMCA Health Management Programs:
$mdash; Diabetes Prevention Program
$mdash; LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
$mdash; Pedaling for Parkinson’s Program
$mdash; Dispute Resolution Center
$mdash; Family Learning Institute
$mdash; Jewish Family Services
$mdash; Muslim Social Services
$mdash; Office of Community & Economic Development
$mdash; Samaritas
$mdash; Visiting Nurse Service (flu shots available)
$mdash; Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights
$mdash; Washtenaw Refugee Welcome
$mdash; Ypsilanti District Library And others

For more information please go to our website at www.annarborymca.org/welcomingweek or contact Jan Hack at jhack@annarborymca.org.

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