Oct - Dec 2011, Other

Hawo’s Dinner Party in New Orleans

By Jenny Yanez

Assalamu Aleikum,
Peace and blessings dear brothers, sisters, friends, and colleagues,

Attached please find an invitation to a special gathering tomorrow, Friday, November 11th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the new Islamic Center in Kenner, LA, also known as Dar Al Salam Hall. It is adjacent to the Islamic School of Greater New Orleans.

Latinola, Puentes, Jefferson Muslim Association, and The Islamic Shura Council of Greater New Orleans have joined together in a partnership that we believe will benefit the community in general. We hope that this first gathering will help start a dialogue regarding immigrants and refugees living in New Orleans and the many issues they face when coming to a new country and experiencing a new culture. In addition, it will also provide an opportunity to learn about the different communities established in New Orleans, whether they have been here for decades or have just arrived, highlighting their culture, religion and traditions.

The documentary film, “Dinner at Hawo’s” will be shown (30 minutes) and dinner will be provided. Please note that there is free parking available at the Hall.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jenny Yanez, MSW
Outreach Coordinator for the Islamic Shura Council of Greater New Orleans

Scarlett Lanzas
LatiNola Program Manager, Puentes New Orleans, Inc.