Supper for Somalia Wednesday, November 2 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friends Meeting House 77 Belvedere Road Damariscotta, ME

1 Nov

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News of the tragic famine in Somalia is heartbreaking. Many seeing the images and hearing the news want to do something. Citizens Offering New Alternatives (CONA) and the Midcoast Friends Meeting are joining together to present a program, Supper for Somalia, on Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m.

Dinner of authentic Somali food will be followed by a talk by Mohammed Dini of the University of Southern Maine who will address the famine, its affects on the Somali community in Maine and what they are doing to support relief efforts. A suggested donation of $10 will go directly to famine relief.

Mohammed Dini was raised in Somalia and Kenya before moving to the United States in 1997. He has studied political science and international studies at the University of Southern Maine and is deeply involved in Maine activism and politics. In 2010, he became the first African immigrant to run for office in the state. He served as the President of the National Somali American Student Association, Executive Director of the African Immigrant Association in Maine, and recently founded the African Diaspora Institute. He is currently managing Hamza Haadoow’s mayoral campaign in Portland and is preparing for his next run for state office in 2012.

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