Come and enjoy a presentation by a CultureALL ambassador.
CultureALL is an Iowa-based non-profit that involves Iowans of all ages in learning about world cultures. We believe that when individuals learn about other cultures, they gain valuable insights that help them better understand, appreciate, and connect with other people. No matter how different we may seem to be, we are all members of one human community. Simply stated, CultureALL believes that sharing the cultural richness of our community with others will elevate our community and the quality of life for all.
Today's ambassador is Josie Shaw from Kenya.
Josephine (Josie) Shaw is a native of Kenya and a member of the Luhya tribe. She came to the United States in 1989 to attend Central Missouri State University. In addition to sharing her culture as a Cultural Ambassador for CultureALL, she advocates for Swahili-speaking immigrants, many of whom are refugees from Central Africa. Through her company, Sunshine Affiliates, Josie works as a translator and is involved in helping East African refugees by delivering donated items and assisting them with paperwork.
Josie has a passion for educating people about Africa and wants to correct misconceptions that many Americans seem to have about Africa. She also believes that all children should have pride in their own cultures. She has noticed that children of African heritage are more confident and more likely to embrace their family’s culture after seeing a presentation about Africa.
Josie currently lives in Clive with her son and miniature poodle