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Sons of Norway to host ‘My American Immigration Journey’

Landry Bamouni will offer a multimedia presentation, “My American Immigration Journey: Triggers, the African Poverty Paradox and How to Fix It.”

Stock image of Norwegian flag by Mark König on Unsplash.
Stock image of Norwegian flag by Mark König on Unsplash.
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WINDOM — The Sons of Norway Stavanger Lodge #1-538 will feature a program on “My American Immigration Journey” at an upcoming meeting Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Cottonwood County Historical Society, 812 Fourth Ave., Windom.

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October is Sons of Norway Foundation Month. A potluck supper will be served at 6 p.m. The program starts at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Landry Bamouni will offer a multimedia presentation, “My American Immigration Journey: Triggers, the African Poverty Paradox and How to Fix It.”

Bamouni, 25, was born and raised in Burkina Faso, a French-speaking West African country. In 2017, he was given the opportunity to study at the College of Idaho. He is a first-generation university graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and minors in political economy, Spanish and physical education. Due to unsafe circumstances in his country, Bamouni is currently seeking asylum in the United States. He resides in Windom and seeks job opportunities in southwest Minnesota.

The mission of the Sons of Norway is to promote, preserve and cherish a lasting appreciation for the heritage and culture of Norway and other Nordic cultures while growing soundly as a fraternal benefit society and offering maximum benefits to its members.

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The local Sons of Norway chapter meets from November through March on the fourth Saturday each month, and from April through October the Lodge meets on the fourth Thursday at the Cottonwood County Historical Society in Windom. The public is cordially invited to attend all the meetings and programs. For more information, contact Bonnie Frederickson, co-president, at (507) 831-5091‬, or Harvey Pedersen, co-president, at (507) 445-3188‬.

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