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Stories of Survival Speaker Series: Somalia

  • Cincinnati Public Library 800 Vine Street 3rd Floor Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)
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6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • These events are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

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Nearly two million Somalis have fled Somalia since Mohamed Siad Barre seized power in 1969. They have fled to countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen and the United States. Currently, the United States has roughly 150 thousand Somali refugees.

This event is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

About Stories of Survival: Stories of Survival is RefugeeConnect's annual speaker series. Our 2018 series includes five different speaking engagements with refugees from five different countries telling their own stories of survival, including Somalia, Cyprus, the Former Soviet Union, Burundi, and Bhutan. 

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About RefugeeConnect: RefugeeConnect is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of refugees in Greater Cincinnati, to foster community acceptance and inclusion, and to construct a sustainable support system that empowers new Americans on the path to self-sufficiency. To learn more, visit us online at