Somali Culture Workshop Back On

The workshop that aims to provide insight into the Somali culture was rescheduled for Nov. 10.

The Somali , sponsored by Family Stability Workgroup of the Richfield Community Council, was rescheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at .

, Garat Ibrahim, who works with Somali refugees and Hispanic immigrants for the Center for a New Community, and Abdimalik Askar, who escaped the Somali Civil War in 1991 and now is working on a doctoral degree in leadership, will be presenting. .

The workshop aims to teach the community about the growing Somali population in the city and the Twin Cities as a whole. The workshop will focus on the basics of the culture—histories, family systems and beliefs—as well as the challenges Somalis face adapting to U.S. culture and their home country's civil war.

The event is free and open to the public. A Q&A session will follow the presentation at 4:30 p.m.


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