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Understanding the Somali People: History, Culture and Migration to Minnesota

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT Free

Registration Deadline: WED. 6/28/23

Presenter: Jaylani Hussein is currently the executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). Hussein worked as the Community Liaison Officer at Metro State University and as a Planner for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. In 2013, he created Zeila Consultants to develop and offer cross-cultural training workshops on East African cultures. Hussein has presented on the Somali Culture to diverse public and private organizations across the US. He specializes in the areas of urban planning, community development, youth development (with over 8 years’ experience in working in juvenile treatment centers for court adjudicated youth), legal and civil rights.

Description: Somalis are estimated to be the largest African immigrant group in Minnesota with approximately 75,000-100,000 residing in the state (source: McKnight Foundation).

This training covers:

  • Pre- and post-modern history of the Somali people.
  • Culture.
  • Migration to Minnesota.
  • Cultural gaps between the Somali and American communities.
  • Recommendations for outreach to Somali community members.

This training will be recorded.


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