An Overview of Somali History, Culture and Language -- This event is at capacity. Please contact Kelly at krynda@mnliteracy.org to be added to the waitlist.

Dates: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Event Location: 
Minnesota Literacy Council
700 Raymond Avenue
Suite 180
Saint Paul,, MN 55114

An Overview of Somali History, Culture and Language

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Literacy Council main office, 700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 180, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Description: The Somali Museum of Minnesota will bring their expert knowledge of Somali history, culture and language to you at an upcoming event at the Minnesota Literacy Council. Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Adan Dirie, Program Director of The Somali Museum of Minnesota to learn about the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial Somali history that has forced thousands of Somalis to seek refuge and resettlement in the United States and other parts of the world. Guests will get a chance to view artifacts from the museum showcasing Somali nomadic life, traditional homemaking, fashion and more. Attendees will also receive a basic Somali language lesson, leave with several useful phrases to use with neighbors, and learn why Somalia is known as “the land of the bards.” The presentation will be followed by time for Q&A.

CEUs are available.

Cost: There is no fee for this event, but your tax-deductible donation will support our tutor training program and literacy learners across Minnesota!

Questions? Contact Kelly at krynda@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9074.

Minnesota Literacy Council is committed to providing access for people of all abilities to our trainings and events. To request accommodations, please contact Kelly at krynda@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9074 at least two weeks in advance.