meredith for real: the curious introvert

Ep. 99 | Coffee, Congo & the American South

September 06, 2021 Meredith Hackwith Edwards Season 1 Episode 99
meredith for real: the curious introvert
Ep. 99 | Coffee, Congo & the American South
Show Notes

Refuge Coffee is a unique coffee shop operated by unique residents of Clarkston, GA. Clarkston, GA, the most diverse square mile in the United States. Over 60 languages are spoken there & refugees make up over 1/3 of the Clarkston population. In this episode, the coffee company’s first trainee, Leon Shombana, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, shares his experience as an immigrant in the American South. By contrast, Walt Anderson, a white Southerner who had never met a refugee prior to his experience at the coffee shop, shares the progression of his impression of immigrants.

 

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