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March Forth Open Meeting with Fatuma Hussein
March 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Fatuma Hussein, executive director of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, will be speaking to us about her work and how we can bridge our communities. Ms. Hussein is a leading voice against gender-based violence in the African immigrant community and in society at large. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, the oldest of thirteen children, Hussein lived in a Kenyan refugee camp after civil war broke out in Somalia in 1991. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1993, where she attended high school. Seeking relief from congestion and crime in urban Atlanta, she moved with her family to Maine, eventually settling in the Lewiston-Auburn area. She received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College in May, 2017.