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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

Save Our History!

Give to the Max Day 2015: Give to the Max Day 2015


My heartfelt thanks to Larry Long and all the voices from which our history continues to generate encouragement, enthusiasm and wisdom.

Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter, Son of Woody Guthrie

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News & Events

During 2016, it is a primary program of Community Celebration of Place to transfer their collection into archives that will be open to the public for generations to come.

Popular "Prairie Home Companion" Guitarist and Songwriter Pat Donohue and Gospel Singer Tonia Hughes Join Larry Long and Robert Robinson at The Dakota For Two Shows November 20

In celebration of Give to the Max Day 2015, Larry Long will be performing songs written in honor of elders with community members. Larry’s performance will capture the many cultures of Minnesota. All proceeds from his performance will go to Community Celebration of Place.

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