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As TODAY’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl continues, Jenna Bush Hager joins the show to report on her conversation with her mother, former first lady Laura Bush, a longtime advocate for Afghan girls and women, in which they share the stories of those who have fled their country.
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The D-FW metro area added more than 48,000 new immigrant residents in 2019, based on U.S. Census Bureau data from a recent national report. BBBB shares insight to immigrant entrepreneurship.
Seven female trailblazers took home awards during TXWF's 42nd annual Leadership Forum and Awards Celebration. Dallas-based Texas Women’s Foundation is continuing its mission to transform Texas for women and girls with its recent 42nd annual Leadership Forum and Awards Celebration
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Jin-Ya Huang pays it forward. An immigrant from Taiwan and the daughter of immigrants, Jin-Ya founded Break Bread Break Borders to break down the walls that often separate newly arrived immigrants from the communities in which they settle. And she did so in Dallas, her adopted hometown and a city at the epicenter of immigration today.
Break Bread, Break Borders ("BBBB") is a social catering service business offering delicious Middle Eastern appetizers, recipes and desserts prepared exclusively by female refugees. This innovative model helps raise awareness of each women's culture and situation, fostering an exchange of experience and knowledge.
"Determined to feature the stories of Dallas' refugee population, Brukhman connected with Jin-Ya Huang, the founder of Break Bread, Break Borders, a catering business that provides training and creates financial opportunities for refugees interested in the culinary industry."
The value they get is not only mentorship, but also business experience, so they can live their dreams and reap the reward they're looking for.
Many refugees take years to adjust to life in a new country. But through their work with Break Bread, Break Borders, the women acclimate faster. With the food they cook, the women remain true to their cultures and do not compromise tradition or flavor.
"How do we as a community foster those personal connections? . . . This dinner accomplished in a small scale, what our city could experience. We had a great time over the meal, and the Kibbeh was fantastic!"