Humanities Profiled Andy Shallal
American as a Foreigner
The Humanities Profiled Busboys and Poets owner, artist and activist, Andy Shallal on the HCWDC's cable television show. The show is hosted by E. Ethelbert Miller, writer, historian and Chairman of the Council's Board. The Humanities Profiled airs each month on DCTV featuring people, topics and ideas that shape the humanities. He touches on topic such as life and memories of living as a child in Iraq. Shallal talks about life in American as a foreigner and how his parents struggled to fit into American culture especial after 9/11 attacks. He came to DC in a time of racial riots, and was classified as neither black or white. Opening a restaurant showed him the power of good food had to bring people together. He shares what it's like and what it means to him to open a restaurant. After a few trials and errors, he comes to realize that in order serve the people it takes understanding the community in order to succeed.
Program - Humanities Profile
The National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People Initiative"
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