Creating Home Together
Saturday, September 12– Sunday, September 20, 2020
Welcoming Week is a time to come together to celebrate the wonderful things that each of our different cultures and backgrounds bring to the community. Oakland County is pleased to join the celebration with other communities all over America.
Traditionally, Welcoming Week is marked by in-person events with songs, dance, and food from around the world, or perhaps a community storytelling event where foreign-born residents and long-time residents can share what brings them together. As with so many things during this pandemic, the Welcoming Oakland Welcoming Week plans adjusted.
Virtual Storytelling Event - September 17
We are pleased to offer a virtual Creating Home Together storytelling event on Thursday, September 17th at 5:00pm. Join a panel of individuals who will tell us their story of
Creating Home in Oakland County in a lightly moderated Zoom event.
The theme of Creating Home Together is particularly poignant this year as we all struggle to define what home means to us under increasing COVID-19 restrictions and deepening political divides. For Welcoming Oakland, Creating Home Together is to create an environment where everyone feels they belong and they are safe, no matter where they are or where they are from because each of us has a stake in the future of Oakland County. Panelists include:
- David Coulter, Oakland County Executive
- Padma Kupa, Michigan State Representative
- Ricky Dong, CEO, 168 Group
- Kattie Romero-Otero, MSU Mechanical Engineering student
Please register at Eventbrite and a secure Zoom link will be emailed to you so you can join the event on September 17.