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Somali Week Festival: Panel- Somali Youth &Culture & Somali Women Today

Diaspora Youth and their Contribution to Somali Culture & Somali Women Today: Public, Private and Political Spaces

About this Event

This evening will begin with a discussion on the Somali diaspora’s contribution and revival of Somali arts and culture.

Chaired by SOAS scholar Dr Yusuf Sheikh Omar, the panel will include celebrated architect Omar Degan and esteemed Textile Designer Hafza Yusuf (Hafza Studio).

Omar Degan is a Somali-Italian Architect, founder, and principal of DO Architecture and Design, an architecture firm based in Mogadishu, specialized in sustainability, emergency architecture and post-conflict reconstruction.

The second part of the evening will feature a discussion focused on what it means to be a Somali woman in globally challenging times, and how Somali women navigate the political, social and cultural notions of womanhood today. Chaired by Human Rights Activist, Campaigner and Psychotherapist Dr. Leyla Hussein, OBE, the panel will include Founder of the Somali Museum of Edmonton (Canada) Naima Haile, leading Social Activist and Educator Hoda Ali, esteemed Textile Designer Hafza Yusuf, Amina-Milgo Mahamoud- founder of NAGAD, chair of Somaliland Alliance against FGM and UCL academic Dr Muna Elmi.

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