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  • At Welcoming Michigan we believe when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives. Together. It's Better.

  • At Welcoming Michigan we believe that when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives. Together. It’s better.

  • At Welcoming Michigan we believe that when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives. Together. It’s better.

  • At Welcoming Michigan we believe that when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives. Together. It’s better.

  • At Welcoming Michigan we believe that when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives. Together. It’s better.

  • At Welcoming Michigan we believe that when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives. Together. It’s better.

  • At Welcoming Michigan we believe that when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives. Together. It’s better.

Welcoming Cities & Counties

City of Detroit, City Council Immigration Task Force, September 15, 2014

Welcoming Michigan is proud to partner with 22 Michigan localities that have declared themselves a Welcoming City, County, or Township! These communities support locally-driven efforts to create more welcoming, immigrant-friendly environments. Local governments and community leaders are working together to maximize opportunities to build mutual respect among receiving community members and immigrants & refugees, as well as foster an inclusive environment essential to growth. Congratulations to these forward-thinking communities for their commitment to welcoming newcomers! Wayne CountyCity of Detroit (see Channel 4's report on Detroit’s announcement here), Oakland CountyMacomb County, Sterling Heights, Hamtramck, Clinton Township, West Bloomfield Township, Troy, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, East Lansing, Lansing, Meridian Township, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washtenaw County.

 

Welcoming Michigan Finds New Home at Global Detroit

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The Welcoming         America Story

Check out this short video about how Welcoming America and the national “Welcoming” movement came to be.

 

Recent Blog Posts

Rebecca Bell is a resident of Kalamazoo County, one of Michigan's 12 Welcoming Cities and Counties.

Susan Reed is the Managing Attorney of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.

In honor of World Refugee Day, we have a special guest blog from Theresa Q.

Welcoming Michigan "Journeys" Films

With support from our partner organization, Welcoming America, Welcoming Michigan staff collaborated with local film makers in SW and SE Michigan to create two short documentaries, "Journeys: Stories from Chadsey Condon" and "Journeys: Stories from Van Buren."

These films highlight the immigration, migration, and "welcoming" stories that make up the unique historical and cultural tapestry of two Michigan communities where welcoming work is taking place.

Welcoming Michigan produced the films to help audiences connect over their shared sense of history and build relationships among community members.

Film screenings and facilitated community discussions about the film are on-going at area churches, schools, colleges, and libraries. For photos from recent screenings, please see our facebook photo album.

If you would like to view either or both films online, please our Welcoming Michigan You Tube Channel.

Please contact us if you would like to host a film screening and discussion. Thank you!