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Knoxville is a city that welcomes and respects the dignity of all of its residents. For centuries, it has been a place where people of different nationalities, ethnicities, faiths and cultures have come together. Immigrants and refugees have arrived in Knoxville from across the globe. On this page you can find resources and links for new international residents, and celebrations of the many cultures that make up the fabric of our city.


Many local organizations exist in Knoxville to aid in language and citizenship classes, guidance and connection in dialogue, and empowerment for economic contribution to the City.
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Naturalization Ceremony
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Knoxville is home to a rich culture and diverse people nestled together in a beautiful river valley. Many festivals and events throughout the year provide locals and visitors with a taste of Knoxville's daily diversity in food, language, dance and song.
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More Than 150 Naturalized Citizens from Nearly 50 Countries: Watch a Video of 13 Citizens' Stories - July 2018

Photo Gallery of U.S. Naturalization Proceedings Jan. 12, 2018
- January 2018

Mayor Meets with Annoor Academy Students, Staff - October 2016

City Celebrates Citizenship Day, Embraces Diversity - September 2016

Festive Kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month! - September 2016

Knox Asian Festival Photo Gallery - September 2016

Knoxville Welcomes Delegates from Muroran, Japan - October 2015

Hola Festival Photo Gallery - September 2015

Hola Festival Set for Sept. 26-27 - September 2015

Patricia Robledo Honored With 'Spirit of Inspiration' at LATINO Awards - July 2015

Regal to Screen Cesar Chavez Film - March 2014