Hawo's Dinner Party: The New Face of Southern Hospitality

Hawo's Dinner Party: The New Face of Southern Hospitality

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.


Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




"Hawo's Dinner Party" tells the story of Hawo, a nurse in her native country, Somalia, who now works in a poultry porcessing plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee - what led her to Shelbyville, how is she coping, and who are the people helping her make her way? This half-hour film will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include: 

  • Imad Albahri, religious director, Muslim American Society
  • Esteban del Rio, associate professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of San Diego
  • Sol D'Urso, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Abdi Mohamoud, executive director, Horn of Africa

Sponsored by: Survivors of Torture, International, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for survivors of politically motivated torture and their families who live in San Diego County. For more information about this event pleace call (619) 278-2400 or visit: www.notorture.org

Co-sponsors: Active Voice: Shelbyville Multimedia, Because Foundation, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of San Diego, Horn of Africa, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, and San Diego State University School of Social Work


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