Twin Cities Daily Planet: “Little Oromia” celebrates all week long in Minneapolis

Posted: Adoolessa/July 3, 2013 · Finfinne Tribune | | Comments

By Michele St. Martin, TC Daily Planet
July 03, 2013

Every year on the Fourth of July, Minneapolis’ Riverside Park turns into party central for the Twin Cities Oromo community. They’ve gathered there for about 18 years, said Hassen Hussein, executive director of the Oromo Community of Minnesota. The St. Paul-based nonprofit provides social services to ease the transition of Oromo refugees from the Horn of Africa, and also works to educate the Twin Cities about the Oromo culture.

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