Next Two Bald Guys: Creating welcoming communities

At a time when political rhetoric has deepened divisions and the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed anti-immigrant sentiment, a national nonprofit called “Welcoming America” is urging us to be more inclusive in our own communities – to come together for greater understanding and mutual support.

Welcoming America will lead the annual celebration of “Welcoming Week” events on Sept. 12-20, with the theme, “Creating Home Together.”

This Friday’s “Two Bald Guys” welcomes Molly Hilligoss, Midwest regional manager, Welcoming America, and two representatives from the Milwaukee YMCA, who will address how communities, from a local perspective, can make concrete changes to reduce the barriers that immigrants face in fully participating; and how we all can take actions to build bridges between newcomers and long-time residents.

Join us for this livestream Friday at noon on the WIPPS Facebook page. Go to:

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