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Eleanora "Ana" Cananda

Survivor of the Civil War in El Salvador

Born: El Salvador
Heritage: Salvadorian

Geneti Kumsa

Pharmacist who now works as a liaison for Minneapolis Public Schools

Born: Rural Western, Ethiopia
Heritage: Ethiopian

Koffi Mbairamadji

African Storyteller and Author from Chad

Born: Moundou, Chad
Heritage: Chadian

Shrin Murthy

Vice President for Administrative Services, Dairy Queen & Hindu from India

Born: Small Village, India
Heritage: Asian Indian, Hindu

Melkamu Negeri

Oromo Minister & Refugee from Ethiopia

Born: Ethiopia
Heritage: Oromian

Thu Van Nguyen

South Vietnamese Veteran and Reeducation Camp Survivor

Born: Vietnam
Heritage: Vietnamese

Maggie Proft

Hairstylist and New Citizen from Tijuana, Mexico

Born: Tijuana, Mexico
Heritage: Mexican

Kamala Puram

Women’s Mentor & Businesswoman

Born: Andra Pradesh, India
Heritage: Asian Indian, Hindu

Patricia Sequeira

Teacher & New US Citizen

Born: Calcutta, India
Heritage: Asian Indian

Valerie Valme

Jamaican Fashion Designer & Salesperson

Born: Kingston, Jamaica
Heritage: Jamaican

Khoua Xiong

Hmong Teen Immigrant from the Vietnam War in Laos

Born: San Quan, Laos
Heritage: Laotian

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Community Celebration of Place is partnering with Little Free Library on Saturday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Little Free Library Festival.

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