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March 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Wealth & Poverty | Field Trip to African Immigrant Communities in Columbus, March 19

 flier columbus field trip showing map of Africa

In line with the Wealth and Poverty theme’s commitment to explore inequality at home and abroad, faculty have organized a field trip focused on African immigrant communities in Columbus, OH, on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WealthandPoverty 340pxThe field trip is free and open to all Ohio University students and the public. To register for the field trip, send an email to Dr. Edna Wangui, Associate Professor of Geography, at wangui@ohio.edu by 5 p.m. on March 16.

About the Field Trip to Columbus

The topic of immigration has captured the headlines and the American imagination in recent years. It is an important issue in this year’s presidential election and communities around the country are taking a stand one way or the other about immigration and the presence of immigrants among them. Who are the immigrants? In what ways do they benefit their new country? In what ways do they engage with their countries of origin? These and other questions will be explored in a field trip to Columbus, on March 19. The field trip will focus on the African immigrant communities in the Columbus area. It will explore the role of religious institutions, migrants’ role in revitalizing parts of the city and their far-reaching influences in their countries of origin.

The following stops are planned:

  • Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center
  • Hoyo’s Kitchen
  • Global Mall

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