“I want to talk to all people, but I don’t know what’s wrong.”
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“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.