Challenging Hate, Building Community
Minnesota has the largest population of Somalis in the US.
This program features the award-winning documentary The Letter: An American Town and the ‘Somali Invasion,’ about some Somalis’ move to a small town in Maine. The film portrays the subsequent rise of hate, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and violence initiated by a neo-Nazi white supremacist group and the town’s response.
Ms. Mariam Mohamed, a Somali community leader, will discuss the contributions of Somalis in Minnesota.
This program will be held on Tuesday, February 21, from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN. The talk is free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary. Continuing legal education credits are available for lawyers: 2 Elimination of Bias CLE credits. Two ‘clock hours’ are available for teachers.
This event is sponsored by the Edina Citizens’ Human Rights Committee and co-sponsored by World Without Genocide and the League of Women Voters- Edina.
World Without Genocide promotes education and action to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those affected by genocide.