Nashvillian to be honored as Champion of Change

Nashvillian to be honored as Champion of Change (Image 1)
Nashvillian to be honored as Champion of Change (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville resident Kasar
Abdulla will be honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for
her work helping immigrants integrate into the fabric of their
neighborhoods.

According to a news release, the Champions of
Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to
honor individuals, businesses and organizations doing extraordinary
things to empower and inspire their communities.

Abdulla was 1 of the founding members of the
Welcoming Tennessee Initiative. A native of Kurdistan, Abdulla continues
to work to address difficult issues in immigration and religion through
dialogue.

Abdulla was selected as 1 of 10 “Welcoming America
Champions of Change” who are ensuring that America's history as a nation
of immigrants continues to enrich the country.

She will be honored on Thursday.

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