Tuesday, March 21, 7pm, Ohio Wesleyan University [Merrick Hall, Rm. 301, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio]

Minnesota State Representative Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim woman in the United States to be elected to a state legislature, will discuss November’s U.S. elections and their implications when she speaks on March 21 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Omar’s free presentation will begin at 7pm on Tuesday, March 21 in Rm. 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus. Her talk represents Ohio Wesleyan’s 2017 Butler A. Jones Lecture on Race and Society.

Omar was elected November 8 to serve as Minnesota’s state representative for District 60B. Her family, refugees from the civil war in Somalia, moved to the United States from Kenya when Omar was 12. Today, she describes herself as an “experienced policy analyst, progressive DFL (Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) activist, coalition builder, and humanitarian.”

First Somali-American Muslim Woman Elected to a State Legislature to Speak March 21 at Ohio Wesleyan University.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

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