Learn about Somali history on Nov. 29

A presentation and discussion with Adan Dirie, program director of the Somali Museum of Minnesota, will be held at Sunrise Banks Corporate Headquarters, 2525 Wabash Ave., St. Paul, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m.

Dirie will give a presentation, 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 questions.

This is a free event, but please register by contacting Kelly at 651-251-9074 or krynda@mnliteracy.org. This is a free event, but we ask that you please register in advance.

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