OUTREACH HELP FOR EAST AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS SET FOR SUNDAY

OUTREACH HELP FOR EAST AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS SET FOR SUNDAY

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ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS IN SIOUXLAND IS THE SOMALI AND EAST AFRICAN PEOPLES.

KAREN MACKEY, DIRECTOR OF THE SIOUX CITY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, SAYS AN OUTREACH MEETING FOR THAT IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SUNDAY:


OC…SEVERAL INTERPRETERS. ;21

MACKEY SAYS A MAJOR ISSUE IN DEALING WITH THE EAST AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS IS THAT THEY SPEAK MANY DIFFERENT REGIONAL DIALECTS, WHICH CAN MAKE COMMUNICATION DIFFICULT.

AN I.D. CARD TO HELP ADDRESS THAT PROBLEM WILL BE DISTRIBUTED SUNDAY:


OC….CHILDREN AT HOME. :15

WELL OVER A THOUSAND EAST AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS ARE LIVING IN THE SIOUXLAND AREA.

THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 11AM UNTIL 1PM SUNDAY IN THE HALL OF FAME ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE LONG LINES FAMILY REC CENTER ON GORDON DRIVE.