COMING November 10: A Somali Program about Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Egal Shidad Project team is deep in the production process for its upcoming program on sexually transmitted diseases. You will hear from renowned Somali doctor Abdirahman Mohamed, an HIV specialist. You will also hear from Somali students at the University of Minnesota and local radio and television host Zuhur Ahmed. It will be a fascinating program on a challenging topic! And you won't have to wait long: the program airs on Tuesday November 10th on KFAI Radio at 7:30pm followed by a live call-in show with Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed. The program will also air on SPNN at 7:00 pm that same evening. Watch it HERE on the New Routes website on Wednesday November 11th.
This program will be available on DVD for free and will include English subtitles. Use our online form if you would like to request a copy of the DVD. We expect to distribute them beginning in December.
In the meantime, we want to hear from you! While you wait to view Egal Shidad - A Program About Sexually Transmitted Diseases, tell us what comes to your mind when you read these phrases:
PEER PRESSURE; SELF ESTEEM; ADVENTURE SEEKING;
ROLE MODELS; GROWING UP IN 2 CULTURES; SAFETY;
TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN; TALKING TO YOUR PARENTS;
POP CULTURE; SOCIAL STIGMA;COMMUNICATION; SECRETS; EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Comment below, and let's get the conversation started!
This project is the result of a collaborative effort between ECHO, Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota (CSCM), Somali Producer Mukhtar Gaaddasaar, KFAI Fresh Air Radio, and SPNN.
Tags: DVD, Egal Shidad, radio, sexual health, Sexually transmitted diseases, STD, stds, television
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