Join us for dinner and a movie! The American Friends Service Committee has partnered with FaithAction International House and Church World Service to host “Hawo’s Dinner Party,” a 30-minute documentary adaptation of Welcome to Shelbyville. In the film, Hawo’s guests share food, laughter, and their own perspectives, as they confront the rampant stereotypes in the town of Shelbyville. On September 6, we want to do something similar.
AFSC, FaithAction, and Church World Service, are representing Greensboro as one of nine cities across the country to be granted permission from Active Voice to screen this adaptation. Active Voice is a San Francisco-based organization that uses film, TV and multimedia to put a “human face on public policy.” They have taken the new documentary, Welcome to Shelbyville, which explores a small-town in America that has been shaken up by converging cultures, and some unused footage, to compile Hawo’s short story. Active Voice writes, “we are hoping organizations interested in building bridges with this and other communities from Muslim majority countries, will find this useful, particularly in the lead up to 9/11 or soon after.”
The screening event will be hosted by Zaytoon Restaurant in downtown Greensboro on Tuesday, Sept. 6th- from 6:30- 8:30pm. There will be a limited number of seats for this special, community building event. Please RSVP to Brianna Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336)854-0633 if interested in attending.