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CREATING HOME TOGETHER

ROCKVILLE, MD – September 11, 2020 – This week, The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) celebrates Welcoming Week by hosting a week-long series of virtual events to celebrate our diversity and strengths. As a way of “creating home together” and fostering a sense of belonging, events include discussions on Civic Engagement, Creating Welcoming ESOL classrooms, cooking demos and an open mic.

Participating organizations include: City of Rockville, Community Reach of Montgomery County, English Now, Montgomery College, Office of Councilmember Gabe Albornoz, Red Bandana Bakery, Neek & Nan's, Identity, Inc., Latino Economic Development Center.

Kathy Stevens, MCAEL Executive Director says, “We believe that all people, including immigrants, are valued contributors who are vital to the success of our communities and shared future. This is the perfect year to join us for these virtual events where we can safely Create Home Together.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Welcoming Week will look different this year, with many communities opting to host virtual events and increasing engagement on social media. The list of events includes:

•    09.12.2020 - Open-Mic with EnglishNow! And Montgomery College
•    09.14.2020 - Building Community and Creating Home in the ESOL Classroom 
•    09.15.2020 - Creating Home Through Food; Cooking demos with Neek & Nan’s and Red Bandana Bakery
•    09.16.2020 - Creating Home at the Crossroads Farmers Market
•    09.16.2020 - A Civic Engagement Discussion with Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Nancy Navarro
•    09.18.2020 - Zoom Social with MCAEL

To see a full list of events around the world, visit welcomingweek.org. Organizations, local governments, and individuals are encouraged to participate however they can.
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Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:12

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