We had a great Welcoming Week 2021! We kicked off Celebrating Community: Our Stories | A Film Series sponsoring a showing of Raya and the Last Dragon at Falls Church’s Cherry Hill Park, hosted a webinar with the producer and chief cultural advisor of Raya and the Last Dragon that celebrated Falls Church’s Southeast Asian community and in partnership with Eden Center, and - we hope - took another small step towards building a community of neighbors.
We are also grateful to the City of Falls Church City Council for its resolution again recognizing Welcoming Week in Falls Church!
For the record, our agenda for Welcoming Week was as follows:
All Week: Food Drive with Spend Yourself Food Pantry: Drop off most needed food pantry items at any of our events, at these locations throughout Falls Church, or on Saturday, Sept 18 at the Pantry
Saturday, Sept 11, 10am-4pm: Drop by our booth at the Fall Festival at Falls Church Community Center Grounds at 223 Little Falls Street
Sunday, Sept 12, 5-7pm: Come to our Ice Cream Social and Community Partner Showcase at Mr. Brown’s Park at 100 block of West Broad Street
Monday, Sept 13, 7:30pm: Proclamation at City Council Meeting (virtual link)
Friday, Sept 17, 7:45pm: Celebrating Community: Our Stories | A Film Series: Raya and the Last Dragon screening at Sunset Cinema at Cherry Hill Park at 312 Park Avenue
Saturday, Sept 18, 10:30-noon: Food Drive Drop Off at Spend Yourself Food Pantry at 3245 Glen Carlyn Drive, Falls Church, VA
Saturday, Sept 18, noon: Disney virtual webinar celebrating Southeast Asian culture and the importance of culturally sensitive storytelling.