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

Shelbyville, Tennessee

New Neighbors Give Thanks

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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.
  • New Neighbors Give Thanks

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    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.
  • Hawo Part 1: From Somalia to Shelbyville

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    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

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    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.

  • Miguel: Our Dreams

    Miguel: Our Dreams

    Runtime: 03:18

    Miguel: Our Dreams

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    Originally from Mexico and now a U.S. citizen, Miguel reflects on how our experiences shape the meaning of the American Dream for each one of us.Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

  • Miss Beverly Part 1: What Would My Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Think?

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    Longtime Shelbyville resident Miss Beverly reflects on the inevitability of change – from a new presidency to her new neighbors. Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

  • Miss Beverly Part 2: Beverly Breaks the Ice

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    As Beverly gets to know the Somali women in her community, she learns she has more in common with them than she thought. Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

  • Miss Marilyn: This Is Our Chance

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    Miss Marilyn reflects on what it was like growing up in the segregated South, and points out that more needs to be done to keep moving our communities forward. Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

  • Ms. Luci: A Teacher Makes Connections

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    ESL and U.S. Civics instructor Ms. Luci believes educating newcomers is key to building a healthy community. 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

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    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.

  • Stephen Part 1: Embrace the Stranger

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    Pastor Stephen faces the challenge of helping others understand what it means to “embrace the stranger.” Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.


  • Stephen Part 2: God's Children

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    Are interreligious relationships possible in a small town like Shelbyville? Pastor Stephen and Imam Mohamed have a first conversation. Click here for discussion questions for this webisode. Click here to embed this webisode.

About Shelbyville, Tennessee

“Shelbyville is not Mayberry anymore…” – Rotary Meeting Introduction, Shelbyville, TN

A typical southern town undergoing dramatic demographic changes, Shelbyville, TN embodies
America’s latest face of diversity. Known to many as The Pencil City, Shelbyville’s economy has been driven by pencil manufacturing and poultry processing.

Learn more about Shelbyville’s local history here.