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Event Alert: Race and Identity in America #LeaveRace

On Thursday, April 11th, at 7:30 PM, Ghion Journal will be hosting an event at Chez Hareg, in Arlington, Virginia. We will be discussing race and identity in America and the way we can overcome the brutal legacy of racism and do so in ways that unite marginalized people everywhere. We will show a video that dissects the origins of labels and social constructs. After the video ends, we will then have group discussion about ways to mend the horrific scars of racism and how we can work collectively to overcome injustice. If you are not in the DC metro or if you are not able to make it out to Chez Hareg but would nonetheless like to view the video, send us an email to info@ghionjournal with subject header “video” and I’ll make sure to send the video to you.

This is a community event that is attempting to speak against the divisive nature of our politics. We don’t have big money backing us, we are driven by our readers and our audience. To this end, I am asking you to use social media for a purpose and spread this event everywhere, use your own words to let people know why they should attend and use #LeaveRace as you share this link on social media. If you know someone in the DC metro area, use your phone and call them/text them and encourage them to attend this event.

Click HERE or on the picture below to RSVP.

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Lij Teodrose Fikremariam

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam is the co-founder and former editor of the Ghion Journal. He is currently the chair of Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
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