Flyers Available Below for the Following Cities:
– San Diego, California – Sept. 14, 2014
– Dallas, Texas – Sept. 20, 2014
– Minneapolis, Minnesota – Sept. 26, 2014
– Seattle, Washington – Sept. 28, 2014
Event: OSA Workshop with Abbaa Gadaa Bayyanaa Sanbatoo of Caffee Tulama Where: San Diego (Southern California) When: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:00PM Where/Venue: 4051 39th Street, San Diego, CA 92105
———————————————————————– The following is a statement from the President of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA), Ob. Jawar Mohammed.
SUBJECT: Abbaa Gadaa Bayyanaa Sanbatoo’s Visit to North America
You might recall that Abbaa Gadaa Bayyanaa Sanbatoo, due to issues related to his visa, was unable to arrive on time to speak and participate as a distinguished guest at OSA’s 28th Annual Conference that took place at Howard University in Washington, DC on August 2-3, 2014, with the theme, “Gadaa and Oromo Democracy: Celebrating Forty Years of Research and Renaissance.”
We are pleased to inform you that he was finally able come to the United States. OSA has extended its theme focusing on the Gadaa democracy through the end of the year, and Abbaa Gadaa Bayyanaa will speak at a series of OSA-organized workshops in various cities in the United States from September 6-27, 2014 – focusing on the ongoing work of reviving the Gadaa system.
He will also participate as a Guest of Honor at several Irreecha celebrations organized by the Oromo in the Diaspora.
We invite all who are interested in the Gadaa democratic system, and Oromo culture in general, to attend these workshops and participate in the spectacular Irreecha celebrations to be held throughout September and October 2014.
We would like to extend our appreciation to local individuals and institutions – who participated in preparing these events. We are also grateful to the United States Consular Service for the assistance they provided in issuing Abbaa Gadaa Bayyanaa’s travel documents.
The attached flyer contains general information about dates and cities where Abbaa Gadaa Bayyanaa will be speaking.
President, Oromo Studies Association
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