BBC reporter Abdi Aynte 3/27 at 3:30 / TCDP Happy Hour at 5

Please join the Twin Cities Media Alliance and Twin Cities Daily Planet for two events this Friday – both being held at the Bedlam Theatre, 1501 S. 6th St., Minneapolis.

First, at 3:30 p.m., The Somali community and the media: A presentation and conversation with Abdi Aynte

Come join us for a press conference and coffee hour with BBC reporter (and former TCMA board chair) Abdi Aynte, who will discuss the nuances and the intricacies of covering the Somali community in Minnesota and elsewhere. From clan rivalry to regional and class differences, the Somali community is diverse, though it can sometimes be perceived as homogeneous from the outside. Abdi will help sort through fact and fiction, perception, and media myths and truths. Come with questions about media coverage of the Somali community in Minnesota.

Then, at 5 p.m. (until 7 p.m): TCDP Happy Hour!

Join TCDP writers, photographers, videographers, media partners, readers, and other contributors for drinks and merriment. This is a great opportunity to meet face to face with members of the Twin Cities Daily Planet community, talk about new stories and happenings in the Twin Cities, and enjoy each others’ company—offline.

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