“Working Together for a Welcoming Community”
at addressing racial, religious and ethnic prejudice in our community. We’ll track the acts on social media and at our website sponsored by rTraction: http://1000actsofwelcome. ca/ Participants are asked to use the hashtags #1000ActsofWelcome and #AllAreWelcomeHere (#TousSontLesBienvenuesIci)
Phase-One of the Welcoming Communities initiative was a lawn and window sign blitz. Last fall, LMLIP began distributing #AllAreWelcomeHere (#TousSontLesBienvenuesIci) signs to residents and businesses. To date, more than 700 have been distributed, and new requests come in an a regular basis.
Throughout what has been a cold winter, the lawn and window signs have offered a warm welcome to newcomers. We urge you to help ramp up that message by participating in LMLIP 1,000 Acts of Welcome.
Finally, all are invited to attend Phase-Three - LMLIP Day of Learning event March 21st on the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racism, to share the learning from the welcoming activities and hear from the community.
Display an #AllAreWelcomeHere lawn sign or window sticker (contacts listed below)
Share experiences/anecdotes that involve local acts of welcome - big or small- on social media ( Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) using the hashtag #AllAreWelcomeHere. Submit your act of welcome starting January 31 at http://1000actsofwelcome.ca/
Stay tuned for more info on LMLIP’s March 21 Day of Learning event.
The free lawn signs can be obtained from the LMLIP office (at The Skill Centre, 141 Dundas St, 3rd floor), London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre and LUSO Community Centre.