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Making it in Pittsburgh as a Somali Bantu

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Posted in: Immigration,Neighborhoods

Making it in Pittsburgh as a Somali Bantu from the New Pittsburgh Courier
“This year, I began working with the Somali Bantu refugee community in Pittsburgh as part of a church-led community effort to help them thrive in this city. What started as the simple task of collecting clothing items or kitchen utensils for families evolved into a deepening understanding of their hopes and their struggles here. As I became acquainted with our neighbors, their complex stories emerged. The flight from their war-torn home country and the hardships endured to build a new life in Pittsburgh show their resilience and strength.”

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