New season of Cultural Conversations begins Sept. 18

New season of Cultural Conversations begins Sept. 18

Welcoming Week program will focus on “moving beyond hello” 

The new season of the city’s “Cultural Conversations” will kick off next Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Community Center located at 16000 NE 10th St. The ninth season’s debut program is part of Bellevue’s "Welcoming America Week" celebration, a non-partisan nationwide initiative being held across the Eastside Sept. 14 - 23. This month’s topic will focus on “moving beyond hello” and how community members can build meaningful connections with neighbors. 


Storytellers from India and Ukraine, as well as diverse participants at each discussion table, will share what it feels like to be new to Bellevue and the Eastside, what they wish they could have known or shared about themselves upon arrival, and what they could do today to help others navigate being in a new place.

The program will also emphasize extending a welcoming invitation to all our neighbors; from longtime Pacific Northwest residents to recent arrivals. Women of all ages, faiths and cultures are encouraged to attend. To fully participate in the sharing, arrangements for child care are recommended. The event is recommended for individuals ages 13 and up.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact or NeighborhoodOutreach@bellevuewa.gov or 452-452-6836.

Published on 09/12/2018
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