Somali Refugee Integration in the U.S.
Columbus and Minneapolis have the largest Somali refugee populations in the United States. Both cities face different concerns when integrating refugees into their local population, and the both have taken different approaches to the integration challenge. Today we'll talk about what these cities may be able to learn from each other when settling refugees from Somalia.
- Stefanie Chambers, author, “Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations”
- Jibril Mohamed, Executive Director, SomaliCAN, Somali language professor, Ohio State University
- Abdikhayr “Abdi” Soofe, New American Initiative Outreach Coordinator, City of Columbus
- Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director, Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations