September 15-24, 2017 is National Welcoming Week, when communities across the country strengthen cross-cultural relationships and renew their commitments to welcoming immigrants and refugees. In that spirit, Tacoma Community House and the Washington State History Museum are hosting a community dialogue, Immigrant Detention: Histories, Hopes, and Current Realities in a Welcoming City.
This event will assess Tacoma’s status as a Welcoming City in light of the Northwest Detention Center’s presence in the Tide Flats, drawing perspectives from national and local history, community panelists, and facilitated discussions.
Join us at the Washington State History Museum on Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7:30PM for light refreshments and this opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue.
Admission to this program and the museum are free during Third Thursday hours, 3-8pm.