Omar Speaks at a Rally

Omar Speaks at a Rally

Omar reported that one hour after the rally, the Governor made a public statement to reaffirm her commitment to receive Syrian refugees. We will keep the public education and engagement going. Here is the video.

Omar also organized a community forum. Here are some pictures.

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Omar Bah, founder of Refugee Dream Center, speaks at the State House Rotunda in support of Syrian refugees

Omar Bah, founder of Refugee Dream Center, speaks at the State House Rotunda in support of Syrian refugees

This event to support Syrian refugees and change the perception of these refugees was planned by legislators, community and religious leaders in Rhode Island. Omar spoke in front of senators, representatives, and other Rhode Island leaders as he called on attendees to stay true to the nation’s ideals: “True to the spirit of Roger Williams and the founders of this great nation, I call on the leadership of the United States to keep the American promise of compassion, freedom and hope.” You can read more …

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Forum explores issues Syrian refugees would face in R.I.

 

Forum explores issues Syrian refugees would face in R.I. – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Governor Raimondo has said Rhode Island would take in Syrian refugees. But the question people tackled Wednesday night at a forum at the Refugee Dream Center was: Then what?How will refugees find jobs? How will they learn about American culture and foods? How will refugee children adapt to school? About 20 people made suggestions, including that volunteers could bring refugees to grocery stores and teach them about …

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Rhode Island: Omar Bah

Rhode Island: Omar Bah

State: Rhode Island

City of Residence: Providence, Rhode Island

Country of origin: Gambia

Arrival in the U.S.: 2007

Mr. Omah Bah is a journalist from the Gambia who resettled in the United States as a refugee in 2007. Mr. Bah was arrested several times and tortured by the dictatorial regime of the Gambia as a result of his reporting, and he eventually fled to avoid further persecution. He was able to reunite with his wife, and the two now live in Providence, Rhode Island with their two sons. Mr. …

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