Community Contributors: Darci Asche

Darci Asche,
New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment

Darci AsheResettlement of refugees in the Red River Valley is nothing new.  Learn about the long history of resettlement in the area; where have people come from, how has resettlement changed in the last 70 years?  There are many myths and theories surrounding resettlement.  You will have an opportunity to clear up the misconceptions and misunderstandings of this very complicated humanitarian program.

Join us at the Moorhead Public Library Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. for this installment of the Pangaea Series, a collaboration of community voices telling their stories relating to immigration to this area.

Community Contributors: Kavitha Gundala

Kavitha Gundala is part of the Indian American Association of Great Plains (IAAGP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and promote awareness of the cultures of India.

Join us at the Moorhead Public Library Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. for this installment of the Pangaea Series, a collaboration of community voices telling their stories relating to immigration to this area.

Community Contributors: Irma Ciber

Irma CiberIrma Ciber was a young girl in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War when a house fire burned her, her mother and her little sister. They were evacuated to Italy where her mother died, leaving 9 year old Irma to care for her 4 year old sister while her father fought on the battlefield and other family were held in concentration camps. In 1996, the family reunited in Fargo-Moorhead. Irma will tell us her story, why Bosnians had to leave their homeland in the 1990s, and why many of them chose to move to our community

Join us at the Moorhead Public Library Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. for this installment of the Pangaea Series, a collaboration of community voices telling their stories relating to immigration to this area.

Community Contributors: Ezzat Haider

Ezzat Haider is a Kurdish Iraqi immigrant of the Yazidi religion who came to Moorhead in 2014. He will discuss why Kurdish and other Iraqi people had to leave their homeland and why Moorhead has become a center of Kurdish families. He will discuss how Kurdish Americans continue to raise awareness about the effects of ISIS on the Yazidi people.

Join us at the Moorhead Public Library Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. for this installment of the Pangaea Series, a collaboration of community voices telling their stories relating to immigration to this area.

Community Contributors: Marian Kadrie

Marian KadrieMarian Kadrie is the daughter of Syrian immigrants who homesteaded North Dakota in the early 1900s. She will talk about why her father chose not to raise a family in Syria and her life on the farm.

Join us at the Moorhead Public Library Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. for this first installment of the Pangaea Series, a collaboration of community voices telling their stories relating to immigration to this area.