welcome to Shelbyville(1)Official Trailer

On November 20th, 2013, SWIA hosted a free screening of “Welcome to Shelbyville” at the UW School of Social Work.

“Welcome to Shelbyville is a glimpse of America at a crossroads. In this one small town in the heart of America’s Bible Belt, a community grapples with rapidly changing demographics. Just a stone’s throw away from Pulaski, Tennessee (the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan), longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees.” – Independent Television Service

We had great post-screening discussion, and fund raised $15 for our SWIA HB1079 Scholarship fund. We thank attendees for great discussions and their generous support!

To know more about HB1079 and what SWIA is working for, please refer to the attached handout distributed at the event: Immigration issue today

We will update on SWIA HB1079 Scholarship recipient from last year and upcoming events soon!