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Activated Voices: Economic Vibrancy in Immigrant Communities

July 25, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

In this installment of Activated Voices we talk with Semhar Araia, founder and executive director of the Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN).

Taking a leap of faith, Araia left a career as a U.S.-Africa policy analyst in the middle of the down economy to formally launch DAWN, after recognizing the need to connect and amplify a new generation African-American women striving for social and economic empowerment. 

DAWN's 200 members represent 28 African countries and the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and the Middle East.


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