Professor Jesse Mills Honored for Work with Refugees

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Vista -- USD Ethnic Studies Professor Jesse Mills will be honored for his work with the Somali refugee community at the Somali Family Service's First Annual OceanLeaf Awards Ceremony with an award only five other community members will receive. Somali Family Service, located in San Diego, is home to the nation's second-largest Somali refugee community. The ceremony, which is set to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, will celebrate two main themes: the continuous journey of hope, which is symbolized by the ocean, and the legacy of East African culture, which is symbolized by the leaf.

"Each of our recipients reflects the strength and endurance we want to see reflected in our community as we strive to thrive both culturally and economically here in the United States," CEO and Founder of Somali Family Service Ahmed Sahid said. (Full Story


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