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Adapted from the film Welcome to Shelbyville
directed and produced by Kim A. Snyder

Hawo

Worker, Tyson Foods

"Hawo's Dinner Party" (teaser)

“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.
  • "Hawo's Dinner Party" (teaser)

    “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.
  • Hawo Part 1: From Somalia to Shelbyville

    Community

    After fleeing civil war in Somalia, Hawo now faces new challenges as a refugee in the U.S. Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

  • Hawo Part 2: The American Way

    Community

    Hawo makes strides in getting to know her new neighbors and home. Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

  • New Neighbors Give Thanks

    Community

    Sometimes breaking bread is the best way to break the ice. Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

  • Shelbyville UNITY Night

    Shelbyville UNITY Night

    Runtime: 03:47

    Shelbyville UNITY Night

    Community

    Shelbyville residents from all walks of life come together to build trust amidst cultural difference. Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

About Hawo

Hawo's Dinner Party

“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.

Resources

Hawo’s Dinner Party Guide
The “Hawo’s Dinner Party” Recipes and Discussion Guide (pdf: 700 KB) comes complete with question prompts, a frequently asked questions section and recipes from the cast of Welcome to Shelbyville to help community leaders – including clergy, educators, law enforcement and public officials – use the module to make their communities safer, welcoming and more inclusive. The “Hawo’s Dinner Party” Event Planning Toolkit and Facilitation Guide” (pdf: 3 MB) is designed as a step-by-step guide for leaders who would like to use the module in a public setting and to ensure a high-impact and successful screening event.