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Saba Andualem, a junior majoring in anthropology; Nahom Abegaze, a senior majoring in philosophy and communication, Salam Girmay, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry; and Tigist Temo, a junior majoring in cell and molecular biology; are four of the students presenting an Alworth Brown Bag Lunch Presentation on Ethiopia


Brown Bag Talk: Fresh Water for the Ethiopian Hamar Tribe
and Snow Angel Fundraiser Tuesday, Feb 5, UMD's Griggs Center.

 

Learn how snow angels in Duluth will help bring clean water to Ethiopia during the University of Minnesota Duluth Alworth International Institute's Brown Bag Lunch Program on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 12 noon-1 pm in UMD’s Griggs Center. The program describes a project to help the Hamar Tribe of Ethiopia through the Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause fundraiser.

Several UMD students with Ethiopian heritage will give a presentation about the economic, social, cultural, and political climate in Ethiopia. They will also talk about the Hamar, an ancient tribe affected by climate change so strongly, their way of life has dramatically changed. The students include Salam Girmay, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry; Saba Andualem, a junior majoring in anthropology; Tigist Temo, a junior majoring in cell and molecular biology; and Nahom Abegaze, a senior majoring in philosophy and communication. Girmay said the presentation is meaningful to her. “I came to UMD to study biochemistry so I could go back to Ethiopia and help with our freshwater problems,” she said.

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