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June 3, 2014 > Afghan American stories told

Afghan American stories told

Submitted By Afghan Coalition

In Fremont alone, Afghan Americans have been known to thrive, with businesses such as restaurants and stores found in many key locations around the city. However, there is much to learn about the culture, history, and experiences of the Afghan American community in the Bay Area. As such, two community members put together a project that would help enlighten locals about these topics.

Aisha Wahab, a board member of the Afghan Coalition, and Aya Okawa created Little Kabul Stories, an oral history project that documents and celebrates the unique experiences of the Afghan American community, specifically the San Francisco Bay Area's Afghan community. The video will be presented on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Fremont. Everyone is welcome to join this free event.

ÒObviously, as an Afghan American, I felt very strongly that a part of our history will be forgotten, lost, or never documented and I wanted to ensure that some stories are toldÉ Ó Wahab stated.

According to Wahab, this event will answer many questions such as: Why so many Afghans decided to make U.S. their home; what the transition is like for Afghans coming to America; and what the elders, middle-aged, and Afghan youth felt during this transition. Wahab hopes that it will encourage further discussion about the community.

Little Kabul Stories
Saturday, June 7
2 p.m. Ð 5 p.m.
39155 Liberty St., Fremont
(Look for the colored sign)
Contact Aisha Wahab

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