|When:||Back to Calendar April 19, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Where:||White Center Community Cultural Center
9421 18th Avenue Southwest
|Categories:||Culture Story Times White Center|
You are invited to the monthly Trusted Advocates Storytelling Program “OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES.” Join us! Hear stories from our local communities – stories of personal journeys, family life, of memorable people from old and new places.
Friday, April 19th at the White Center Community Cultural Center’s Hillborn Room.
6:00 pm: Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage
6:30 pm: Storytelling program – followed by Q/A segment
Our Special Guest this month:
Mohamed Ali – From the Somali Community
“HE WHO HAS HEALTH, HAS HOPE….a Somali Refugee Who Lost Hope in America.” Mohamed will share his story on his successes, challenges and continued struggles in order to gain equality and understanding around the subject of health, within and outside of his community. He navigates cultural taboos & paradigms with patience & an unwavering demeanor. Meet the man who works towards the goals that will benefit many.
Ali holds several degrees in Medical Sciences; while in Africa, he worked extensively on biomedical research at Kenyatta University, Kenya National Museums. In 1998, moved to the US and worked at the School of Medicine at UW in basic immunology research. Ali recognized the challenges the Somali community as well as other communities of color faced in accessing and receiving health services and health information. He began to bridge the gap the health disparities between refugee/immigrants and the US health care system. In 2008 Ali received a Masters in Public Health in Global Health from the UW. He has used his knowledge to increase cultural competence, bring safety and awareness and leveraging grassroots efforts to impact change. Ali is founder, first President of Hope Academic Enrichment Center and educator, researcher, facilitator and consultant for schools and health systems that serve African and Muslim refugee/immigrant populations in King County and WA State. Serves as Co-chair of the King County Somali Health Board, and is involved in local and national advocacy efforts with organizations to support refugee and immigrant leaders become health advocates in their communities.
You can’t learning anything new or meet new friends if you’re not here.
WE’LL SEE YOU ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH!!!
Questions: Nancy Calos-Nakano 206.795.0833 or email@example.com
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