Documentary on the Somali Refugee Experience

Getting Here from There: The Somali Refugee Experience

When: Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Mondale Hall (Law Building), Room 25 University of Minnesota, 229 19th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55455


From the refugee camps of Dadaab, Kenya to Libya, Malta, and the European mainland, Somali refugees have faced and continue to face harrowing journeys as they search for a better life, journeys that include detention, discrimination, and even torture.  The Somali Documentary Project is recording the stories of the Somali Diaspora as they happen, not only for historical record, but also to encourage action on important human rights issues raised by this wave of migration.  Join us for an evening of advocacy, discussion, and stories.


· Photographer Abdi Roble, Writer Doug Rutledge, and Tariq Tarey, Project Manager, from the Somali Documentary Project

· Sadiq Abdirahman, Community Organizer

· Miski Noor from the Office of U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison

· Korir Sing’Oei, Former Director of the Center for Minority Rights Development, and 2007-2008 Humphrey Fellow in Law and Human Rights


5:00-7:00 p.m.: Session 1-A Journey Away: The Somali Refugee Experience

7:00-9:00 p.m.: Session 2-Action and Discussion: What Can We Do From Here?


3 thoughts on “Documentary on the Somali Refugee Experience

  1. Asalamu Alaykum,

    I missed it…but I was wondering if you guys are going to do another event like the previous ones in minneapolis. We need these kinds of events very much. The somali people need to come together and talk and discuss what needs to be done about the horrific things that are happening to many different Somali refugees around the world.

  2. The Weisman Art Museum will be hosting a community day when they host Abdi and Doug’s exhibit. It is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at the Weisman (located on the U of M campus) from 12:00 – 4:00.

    Tell your friends! It’s a free event and it’ll be a great opportunity to meet Abdi and Doug!

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