Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Hosts First Lady of Somalia On Capitol Hill
Today, December 1, 2011, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will host a briefing on “Unemployed Youth as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Root Cause and Ultimate Solution to Somalia’s Problems.” At the briefing, the First Lady of Somalia, Dr. Hodan Isse will speak with Members of Congress and staffers about improving relations between the U.S. and Somalia. She will also discuss methods by which to establish shared security strategies and effectively facilitate humanitarian efforts to circumvent the strong presence of al-Shabaab, the terrorist organization impeding foreign aid in famine stricken regions in central and southern Somalia. As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Congresswoman Clarke looks forward to hearing how our nation can help combat the growing presence of the al-Shabaab and strengthen our nation’s homeland security efforts.
Who: Host: The Honorable Yvette D. Clarke
Guest: First Lady of Somalia, Dr. Hodan Isse
Honorary Host: The Honorable Bobby L. Rush
The Honorable Keith M. Ellison
The Honorable Barbara J. Lee
The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge
The Congressional African Staff Association (CASA)
The Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA)
What: Members and staffers meeting with the First Lady of Somalia, Dr.
Hodan Isse to discuss how to establish shared security
strategies and effectively facilitate humanitarian efforts to circumvent
the strong presence of al-Shabaab.
When: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 4 PM EST -5 PM EST
Where: HC-8, The U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515