In celebration of Women’s History Month, Walaalo, a collective group of Somali women, will tell their stories about life in Somalia and how they each were torn from their homes, the trek to refugee camps, the camps and the trip to relocation sites. Through their stories and shared duties they have formed a collective that enables them to keep their families and children together and to get the necessary things they need for sustenance. Q&A to follow.

Friday, March 27, 2009

6:30 pm

Institute of African American Affairs

New York University

41 East 11th Street, 7th floor (between University Place & Broadway)

Free Admission. Space is limited. Please RSVP at 212-998-IAAA (4222)

Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at New York University was founded in 1969 to research, document, and celebrate the cultural and intellectual production of Africa and its diaspora in the Atlantic world and beyond. http://africanastudies.as.nyu.edu/page/IAAA

The Organization of Women Writers of Africa, Inc (OWWA) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. The organization’s focus is in the promotion of greater interest in the oral and written literature of African women. http://www.owwa.org