Photo By Surraa Oromiyaa
SUMMARY OF THE EVENT: LIVE TWEETS BY OPride.com
Here are the Twitter updates from OPride.com’s Oromsis from the meeting in Minnesota. Follow Gadaa.com on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Gadaa and OPride.com @ http://twitter.com/OPride:
The people of Horn of Africa teach us about the importance of community, Keith Ellison, #Ethiopia, #Oromo.
Great solidarity song by #Ogadeni Youth at Politics, Human Rights and the Quest for Freedom in the Horn of #Africa, #Ethiopia – Opride.com
Ogadeni Youth performs a traditional dance at Politics, Human Rights and the Quest for Freedom in the Horn of Africa – www.opride.com/live
A women who lost 3 children in the #Ogaden-#Ethiopia conflict reports her husband has just been murdered leaving 3 other kids orphaned
The conflict b/n #Ethiopian military and students at Mizan Teferi continued for 2nd day. People were being thrown off houses, #oromostudents
Meles Zenawi uses foreign aid to buy weapons and repress the country, tramp on human rights – Dr Bayan Asoba
Mckenzie tells the audience the most practical way to effect the US foreign policy towards #Ethiopia is to rally behind a bill.
Ahmed Jama, an #Ogadeni, reiterates that Ogadeni's are not #Ethiopians.
McKenzie asks attendants to sign a postcard asking the US congress to reintroduce "the Support for #Democracy and #HumanRights Act of 2010"
Michele McKenzie, author of "Human Rights in Ethiopia: through the Eyes of Oromo Diaspora" spking about human rights abuses in #Ethiopia.
Michele McKenzie of the advocates speaking at the Human Rights forum, happening now on OPride.com, #Ethiopia
Hibaq Duale of Ogaden Resolve calls on Ethiopian communities in Minnesota to come out in large numbers and protest against TPLF tomorrow @ 1
The government of #Ethiopia, under Meles Zenawi, uses #USAID to suppress dissent and violate human rights – http://opride.com/live/
The repression in the #Ogaden region is comparable to that of #Rwanda and #Darfur – Hibaq Duale, Ogaden Resolve – http://opride.com/live/
Hibaq Duale co-founder of @Ogaden Resolve speaking at Politics, Human Rights and the Quest for Freedom in the Horn of #Africa, #Ethiopia
The United States government should keep its promise of NO Democracy, NO aid, #Ethiopia, #Oromo, #Ogaden, #humanrights
Dr Bayan speaking about the history of conflict in the Horn of Africa and the ever deteriorating human rights situation in #Ethiopia
Dr Bayan Asoba, an Oromo activist, speaking about Oromo Human rights violation at at Politics, #HumanRights and the Quest for #Freedom.
US Congresswoman Betty #McCollum expresses support for the #humanrights forum and pledges to work with the community.
The advocates board member reading a statement from Forum US Senator from Wisconsin, Russ #Feingold, #Ethiopia, #Oromo
Robin Phillips the Executive Director of Advocates for Human Rights speaking live at #HumanRights forum, #Ethiopia
#Minneapolis Mayor R.T Rybak speaking live at #Politics, #Human Rights and the Quest for #Freedom in the Horn of #Africa, #Oromo, #Ethiopia
LIVE BROADCASTING ANNOUNCEMENT:
As Minnesotans attend today's forum in person, the rest will get the chance to watch the forum live from Minnesota. Starting @ 3PM local (Central Standard Time) or 4PM EST (1PM PST) or get time conversion. Live broadcast brought to you by Gadaa.com and OPride.com.
Minnesota’s Horn of Africa diaspora communities, the largest in the United States, are asking us to help our country hear their voice as they try to peacefully end the horrific abuses occurring in Ethiopia and throughout the Horn of Africa.
Learn how you can help the voices for peaceful resolution be heard and how Minnesotans can help lead the way in changing U.S. foreign aid policies to support freedom and not oppressors in the Horn of Africa.
Join Congressman Keith Ellison and others for a forum discussing the human rights abuses occurring in the Horn of Africa and the impact of United States foreign aid to Ethiopia which is diverted by the Ethiopian government to practice human rights abuses to oppress political opposition.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 9 – 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: Plymouth Congregational Church (1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403)
Free and open to the public.
Ogaden-American Community of Minnesota
Oromia Human Rights and Justice Council
Plymouth Congregational Church – Global Connections Committee
Resolve Ogaden Coalition
The Advocates for Human Rights
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