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2nd North America Somali Diaspora Conference

North America Somali Diaspora Organizing Committee

Friday, November 30, 2007 at 7:30 AM - Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 6:00 PM (EST)

Falls Church, VA

2nd North America Somali Diaspora Conference

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2nd North America Somali Diaspora Conference
November 30th & December 1st, 2007 – Washington D.C

“DIIDNAYE OGOW DALKAYAGA NINKII DOONAHAYAYOW
INUU DUUDSIYA RABOW ANNAGU DIIDNAYE OGOW”



The 2nd North America Somali Diaspora Conference Organizers welcome and thank you for visiting the Conference site. We hope you will join us and attend this worthwhile two-day conference on underscoring the plight of the Somali people and forging a united front to peacefully free Somalia from occupation and oppression and to bring a lasting freedom and democracy to the Somali people.  We expect an outstanding program including workshops, visual presentation, and distinguished speakers and guests.

The conference will provide good comradery and fellowship as well as an opportunity to share ideas on how to help Somali nation and people in this critical moment. For planning purposes, please complete the online registration form as soon as possible.

Conference Theme:


Raising awareness on the plight of the Somali people and solidifying the efforts of the North America Somali Diaspora communities.

Conference Vision:

To unify like-minded Somali organizations in North America and to consolidate their efforts in order to peacefully free Somalia from occupation and oppression (internal and external).

Conference Mission:

To form an umbrella organization that would facilitate communication, coordination and collaboration among Somali advocacy, political, and humanitarian organizations of North America without denying each individual organization the right to pursue its individual activities and priorities.

Conference Objectives:

  • To unify Somali organizations in North America committed to ending Ethiopian occupation and establishing a democratic state
  • To shed light on the massacre of thousands of Somali civilians and the uprooting of over half-million by the occupying Ethiopian troops and the militias of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG)
  • To devise a feasible grand strategy to end Ethiopian occupation and bring freedom, peace, and justice through advocacy, raising awareness, and community mobilization

 Speakers:

Expected speakers and guests include distinguished members of the US Congress, highly regarded academicians, think-tank members, human rights advocators, and community leaders and activists.

When:

Friday, November 30 – Saturday, December 1, 2007

Where:

Best Western Falls Church
6633 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703)532-9000

Cost:

  • Cost of registration - $60 (includes breakfast and lunch on both days).  Please register by selecting QUANTITY under Order Now (Choose Pay online with Google Checkout option)
  • Lodging - $82.50 per room (double occupancy is also available for the same price) – You will be responsible for your hotel reservation and payment. You must call the hotel directly to reserve your room at (703) 532-9000 and state that you are attending the SCC Conference in order to get the group rate.

Attendees:

It is our hope that all North America Somali Diaspora community members who are committed to ending Ethiopian occupation and establishing a democratic state will attend.

When to Make Commitment:

NOW!! Complete the online registration and payment as soon as possible.

Deadline on Commitment:

The earlier you commit to this worthwhile activity, the better we can plan for registration and accommodations.


Participating Organizations:

Somali American Peace Council (SAPC) – Washington D.C
Somali Canadian Diaspora Alliance (SCDA) - Toronto
Somali Diaspora Network (SDN) - Virginia
Somali Institute for Peace and Justice (SIPJ) - Minneapolis
United Somali Diaspora (USD) - Minneapolis
Pan Somali Council for Peace and Democracy (ISRAAC) - Ohio

Have questions about 2nd North America Somali Diaspora Conference? Contact North America Somali Diaspora Organizing Committee

When & Where



Best Western Falls Church Inn
6633 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042

Friday, November 30, 2007 at 7:30 AM - Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 6:00 PM (EST)


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North America Somali Diaspora Organizing Committee

Best Western Falls Church Inn 6633 Arlington Blvd Falls Church, VA 22042
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