Celebrating Cultural Diversity
La Posada is a ministry for people in crisis from around the world. We welcome the stranger, and in doing so, we embrace a variety of cultures and customs. Material possessions can represent facets of identity or be symbolic of culture and traditions. Many of our guests who have experienced difficult migrations can suffer the loss of important belongings during their travel. Talents, skills, and hobbies are self-affirming ways our guests share their culture at La Posada and reconnect with their identity after their migration journey.
We recently welcomed talented artists, one who proudly shared her handmade, colorful bracelets and another her beautifully detailed drawings. In conversation, one of these ladies shared she was also a gifted dancer and expressed enthusiasm about continuing her passion. Often, culture and customs are shared at mealtime.
A few days ago, a long-term guest zealously prepared a Syrian meal for dinner, Sfiha. It consists of flatbread cooked with a minced meat topping; often lamb flavored with onion, tomato, pine nuts, and spices. At La Posada, we recognize the importance of cultural identity, we appreciate diversity, and we strive to foster an environment that celebrates these important attributes.
Clients assisted from July 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021 (Fiscal Year):
Clients assisted from May 1, 2021- May 31, 2021
The following eight (8) Countries of Origin represented in May: