April's monthly Fellowship meeting, held in Eau Claire, focused on refugee and immigrant health. Abdistaar Doon, Refugee Services Assistant from Workforce Resources Inc., spoke to the group about life in Somalia prior to arriving in the U.S. as a refugee.
|Abdistaar Doon, Refugee Services Assistant with Workforce Resources Inc. speaks to the group as Fellow Akbar Husain listens. Here, Doon shows the group a traditional toothbrush from Somalia. |
We discussed the book, Enrique's Journey, UW-Madison's 2011 Go Big Read selection
. Fellows and staff had mixed reactions to the book, which chronicles the treacherous journey of a young man from Honduras to America.
Fellow Tyler Weber shared his experiences with the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Community Research Council for his Core Activities of Learning (CAL) presentation. One or two Fellows give CAL presentations at each monthly meeting. Here, Tyler demonstrated the CALS of Leadership, Community Dimensions of Practice, Cultural Competency, and Communication.
|Fellow Tyler Weber presents his work with the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Community Research Council|