Portrait #36: Friends, Shukri and Khadra
These young women represent the relatively new faces of my community. Beyond French and German and Irish and the blood of other long ago immigrants, we are now also Somali, Sudanese, Hispanic, Cambodian and more. So much more.
Faribault is a diverse southern Minnesota city. We are richer for our differences, although that is not always recognized or appreciated.
Rather than focus on that which separates, let us bridge that which divides.
FYI: Faribault celebrates its cultural diversity this Saturday, August 22, at International Festival Faribault scheduled from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Central Park. Click here for more information.
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