Dear followers, I will just share this quote from this wonderfully hopeful post, to fire you up for the next segments in our critterly journey, when conditions are providing hope very unexpectedly! The quote:
“What’s one thing about Mogadishu and Somalia that you wish everyone knew?

Despite its perception, Mogadishu is a beautiful city filled with hard working and extremely entrepreneurial Somalis. Both Somalis at home, and those in the diaspora, are optimistic that a turning point has been reached after 21 years of conflict.

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From the TEDx Tumblr, this inspiring story:

TEDxMogadishu — the first TEDx event in Somalia — will happen tomorrow, May 17, and livestreamed around the world.

Update: Read press reports from TEDxMogadishu >>

On May 17, between 50 and 100 people from diverse backgrounds will attend the event to listen to Somalis discuss the rebirth of Mogadishu. The event will be livestreamed for Somalis who can’t attend (e.g., the diaspora) and people who are interested to learn about the positive changes happening in Mogadishu.

The goal of the organizing team is to build a foundation for more events in the future, and to hopefully give Mogadishu a steady and fresh platform for spreading ideas. We spoke to team member Sebastian Lindstrom about the event:

Why Mogadishu — what led you to organize a TEDx here?

We had an opportunity to go to Mogadishu to film the opening of First…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. celticbishop
    May 19, 2012 @ 02:59:48

    It is always a hopeful wonderment when despite all odds the hope of an oppressed people can and does flower!

    • granbee
      May 19, 2012 @ 03:27:48

      Bishop, don’t you just love it when God performs these miracles after we had lost hope? In our weakness is His strength, for sure!

  2. bardessdmdenton
    May 25, 2012 @ 01:47:29

    This article and especially that quote from it speak so wisely to the truth that no matter the particulars of a situation, culture, country, etc etc, we share our humanness and desire to live a productive, safe and happy life. Thanks again for sharing!

    • granbee
      May 25, 2012 @ 04:34:05

      We do have a lot more in common than we have differences, Diane! So pleased about your comment expressing this point of view here! Thank you and bless you always!

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