Somalis

SOMALI BANTU ASSOC. HONORS NATIONAL HERO AT YOUTH EVENT

 

African beads auctioned, traditional dances showcased

By Janis Mork

October 3, 2013 (San Diego) - The Somali Bantu Association of America held a fundraiser for their youth group to receive new supplies and computer activities. Throughout the event in September, there was also a silent auction on African beads.

Isha Aweyso, a volunteer of the association, welcomed everyone. “We have things you can buy to help our community,” he said, noting that the event benefits students. “I’m really thankful to have this association community.”


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REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT: A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SNAPSHOT

 

By Christine Seisun

 

As a San Diego native, I was quite surprised to discover that my hometown had just last year surpassed Los Angeles to become the nation’s number one refugee resettlement location.


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