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Thursday Evening Dinner Groups
Eat delicious food and connect with other Interactive attendees at one of three restaurants in downtown Decatur, GA, on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.. We have made reservations at three restaurants for groups of up to seven people. Enjoy a chat in a small group setting, then pay for your own meal when you're ready leave. Reserve your spot below!
Dine at Leon's Full Service →
Dine at Victory Sandwich Bar →
Dine at Iberian Pig →
This bus tour will offer a unique glimpse into the events that created the Atlanta BeltLine , the latest projects happening along the route, and long-term plans for development.
Sign up for the BeltLine tour →
You will visit the Clarkston Community Center and then enjoy coffee from Refuge Coffee Co. The tour will give you the opportunity to experience “America’s most diverse square mile” and hear what makes Clarkston such a unique and welcoming place.
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We will showcase artwork created and installed by local artists, giving participants an opportunity to discuss the importance of the art as well as its placement in the community.
Sign up for the Living Walls tour →
Immigrant Health Initiatives
The Welcoming movement would benefit from the integration of a health equity framework. The physical environment, health care, health behaviors, can stand in the way of immigrants leading healthy lives. Join us as we visit the International Rescue Committee to learn about their health and wellness program and Georgia State University to learn about their statewide consortium.
Sign up for the Immigrant Health Initiatives tour →
Felipe Arango, Certified Welcoming Consultant, BSD Consulting
Meg Shoemaker Little, Director of Special Projects, Welcoming America
Learn about the certification process, the Standard certified communities will need to meet, and how you can get started.
Sign up for certification office hours →
Deborah Hakes, Communications Director, Welcoming America
Strategize about local messaging challenges, media outreach, social media opportunities, and any other communications questions on your mind.
Sign up for communications coaching office hours →
Sustaining Yourself and Your Professional Practice
Allison Erdneka Budschalow, Media Mobilizing Project
Receive one-on-one coaching to help you engage with each day’s news and urgent needs while keeping an eye focused on your well-being so you can continue your important work.
Sign up for sustaining yourself office hours →
April 19 to April 21
Snap and share photos of people, places, and things at this year’s Welcoming Interactive and win some cool prizes. The scavenger hunt will begin at the tours on April 19 and end after the first five people complete their lists.
April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and April 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Childs Young Room
Take a moment out of your busy schedule to relax and rejuvenate with a 10-minute chair massage from Massages by LaKisha. Massages are first-come, first-served.
April 20, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lobby, Loudermilk Center
Have your picture taken at our photo booth with welcomer signs to show the world that you welcome. Don’t forget to share on social media using #Interactive2017.
April 20, 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and April 21, 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Athens Room, Atlanta Sheraton Hotel
Start your day off right with a morning yoga session led by Elizabeth Holmes.
Mats will be provided.
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