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Milwaukee Stories Podcast: Zeynab Ali

Zeynab Ali, a Somali refugee, author and local activist, talks about her experience growing up in Dadaab, Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. Ali, 18, stresses the importance of listening to people’s stories, speaking up against injustice and including the youth in solving the issues that confront us.

“Anyone who’s in need, whether it’s someone going through poverty or just someone having a conflict, you should always be there for those folks and address the issues they’re facing. You never know a person’s story just by the behavior that they portray. You really have to get to know a person and see where they’re coming from.”

– Zeynab Ali

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Milwaukee Stories

Milwaukee Stories is a nonprofit news organization that works to bring the local community real and inspiring stories about regular people from all across our city. Jabril Faraj is a life-long Milwaukee resident, writer, journalist, and advocate for social justice. He has also won Press Club awards from his reporting for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS).