I met Huda at UWEAST for the first time at an event called Urban Beats. We talked then, and we talked more when we met again at the Celebration of Africa event at UCSD. At some point it was evident that Huda would be a great person to teach us about hers and the larger Somali community in San Diego’s experiences. We conducted the interview at her home in Serra Mesa, and we discussed her life in San Diego to being. Moving beyond that, we touched on politics, community development, peace, culture, and the future. I found it interesting that Huda was so on the same page with the ideas of the HIUS 144 course and that made it an easy one to conduct.
June 18, 2018