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Meet Abena Abraham

Abena Abraham, a Minnesotan of Ghanaian and Liberian descent, will join us at the Afromigracy event on Thursday. Abraham, who arrived in the U.S. at age 4, is co-founded the Black Immigrant Collective, a group that advocates for immigration and racial justice issues.

Meet Mariam Mohamed

Children’s book author and elementary school teacher Mariam Mohamed will be joining us at the Afromigrancy: History and Memory workshop in April. Mohamed, the author of Ayeeyo’s Golden Rule, was born to Somali parents in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). She’s been teaching fourth-graders at a predominantly Somali-American school in Minneapolis.

Meet Tom Gitaa

Tom Gitaa, the president and publisher of Mshale — the longest serving African newspaper in Minnesota — will be joining us as a panelist at the Afromigrancy: History and Memory workshop in April.

Meet Shannon Gibney

The Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) is delighted to announce that Shannon Gibney, the author of Dream Country, will be joining us at the collaborative Afromigrancy: History and Memory, a workshop that will explore the challenges — and ongoing efforts — of documenting the lives and experiences of African immigrants and refugees in Minnesota.

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