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Special Event: A Screening of “Adwa Awakening: How Unity Can Overcome Injustice” on March 31st

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam
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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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On Sunday, March 31st, Ghion Journal will host a special screening of a video documentary that details the Battle of Adwa. Though seldom written about in the history books, what took place on March 1st, 1896 in Adwa was a most audacious victory over colonialism as Ethiopians put aside their differences and banded as one nation to smash Italian imperialists. Facing superior weaponry and tactical disadvantages, Ethiopian jegnoch (warriors) repelled invaders. Fascists came bellowing veni, vidi,…

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