Cedar Rapids holds Welcoming Week to be more inclusive

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Cedar Rapids is beginning their first-ever Welcoming Week today.

The city recently joined Welcoming America, a national non-profit that helps people of all religious and cultural backgrounds feel welcomed in their community.

The city will help coordinate events like intercultural festivals, discussions, and other activities to help people learn about different cultures.

During the week, the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library will highlight some of their resources they have for people who want to become U.S. citizens.

“We've pulled resources from area organizations on things like finding access to immigration lawyers or what's the process for becoming a citizen. There's a lot of paperwork involved and so our staff will be here all week and through the rest of the month, actually with the resources to help people get the information they need,” says Amber Mussman, the library's community relations manager.

Welcoming Week in Cedar Rapids will go until September 23.