Central Lakes College (CLC) will host a Cultural Thursday event at noon April 2 in the Chalberg Theater that will highlight Somali immigrants in Minnesota.
Amal Hassan, a Somali community leader pursuing her masters at St. Cloud State University in Early Childhood Special Education and Social Responsibility and John Shanoff, a multilingual interpreter and a CLC student in the nursing program will speak on the topic of Somali immigrants in Minnesota.
Hassan and Shanoff will share information on the history of Somali immigration to the United States and specifically to Minnesota. They will then discuss the process of Somali acculturation and assimilation to Minnesota culture and how they have contributed our kaleidoscope of Minnesota's ethnic heritages. Shanoff would like to share some common day-to-day living practices of the Somali people in order to help current Minnesota residents realize cultural understanding and sensitivity.The speakers will touch upon the development of collaborative health practices with the Somali community.
For more information contact Tracey Kloeckl-Jimenez at 855-8183.