“I want to talk to all people, but I don’t know what’s wrong.”
A math teacher and nurse in her native, war-torn Somalia, Hawo worked for two years at Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, the town she now calls home. She is currently learning English and studying for her citizenship test.
“Hawo’s Dinner Party: The New Face of Southern Hospitality” is a tool designed to support community leaders — including educators, clergy, law enforcement, public officials and employers — who are helping to integrate newcomers from Muslim-majority countries, often against considerable obstacles. Click here to learn more and watch the full module.