You Are Welcome Here

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At the entrance to the High Line in New York City stands this sign. It warmed my heart, but it also made me sad to think that such a welcome even needed to be put into words.

The line is also a hashtag used by a higher education initiative designed to make international students feel welcomed.

 

 

 

 

 

allarewelcome.jpgFinally, it’s the theme of Alexandra Penfold‘s picture book, All Are Welcome, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman.

It’s just too bad that the attitude of welcoming the stranger, a message that ought to be the norm, has suddenly become practically radical!