Since September 11th, 2001, the MWP Social Action Book Group has focused on books about the experiences of immigrant populations and the issues that have brought them to this country and our community. All the books teach us about the strengths and resilience of people in other cultures. The book group meets four times a year on the second or fourth Saturday of the month in March, June, September and December, from 1:30-3pm. Please check the calendar for exact dates.
If you are interested in more information or would like to be on the book club mailing list, please contact Jane Whiteside at [email protected].
June Book Discussion
Date/Time: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:30-3:00 PM
Book: “America Here I Come: A Somali Refugee’s Quest for Hope”, by Hamse Warfa, “is a heartrending narration of his escape from a civil war that ultimately claimed the lives of more than two million people in Somalia, to his becoming a leading light here in the U.S. The author takes us back to his difficult life as a refugee in the camps in Kenya and the trials of adapting to life as a New American. The book is candid about the kind of challenges that new immigrants face seeking education and integration in the U.S. The cultural shocks that Hamse faces in the new land of opportunity are as funny as they are thought-provoking. Hamse is determined to make an honest and meaningful existence, and he openly shares what really goes on in the back of an immigrant’s mind throughout the process. (Amazon.com)
Location: Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare LLC, 7250 France Avenue, Edina, MN 55435: Level A Conference Room (on parking garage level)
FFI: Jane Whiteside at [email protected]