The Somali Transnational Experience in Europe, Afica, South America, and the US

Organization: Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota

Venue: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 17, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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June 17-20, 2013, 9:00am-4:30 pm, Room 614 Social Sciences, West Bank U of MN

Registration deadline: June 3, 2013

Abdi Roble is an award-winning documentary photographer, Executive Director of the Somali Documentary Project and a recognized Champion of Change by President Obama. Roble immigrated to the US from Somalia in 1989.  In 2008 he and the poet, play write and independent scholar Doug Rutledge authored a book about Somali Immigrants in the US entitled The Somali Diaspora A Journey Away.

Participants in this summer institute will learn about the migration paths of Somalis out of the Horn of Africa through stories documented by Roble and Rutledge.  Together with University of Minnesota distinguished scholar Martha Bigelow they will explore the social, cultural and educational implications of these present-day migrations for transnational Somali families and communities around the world. The focus of the institute will be on developing a knowledge base about migration experiences to aid in implementing the topic into the classroom.



Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota