Tuesday with a Scholar: OLLI Talks
Somalis in Minnesota: Past and Present
They arrived initially as refugees from a civil war raging in their Sub-Saharan African homeland. Thirty years later, Minnesota is home to the largest concentration of Somali Americans in the nation, including Ilhan Omar, the nation’s first Congress member of Somali background. Join University of Minnesota doctoral candidate Ibrahim Hirsi as he talks about the events and consequences of this remarkable American journey.
Ibrahim Hirsi is a journalist and PhD student in immigration history at the University of Minnesota. He has previously appeared on National Public Radio and in local press.
Co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN. This series is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
- Tuesday, November 12, 2019
- 1:00pm - 2:30pm
- RV - Community Program Room
- RCL - Roseville