Ramla Sahid was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1986 and is the founder and executive director of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA). The interview discusses her early childhood leaving the war with her family; the resettlement of some of her family members in Ethiopia; the year she spent with her family in a Kenyan refugee camp; her experience with dual-language immersion in Dallas, Texas; and her experience growing up with, and the subsequent importance of, refugee activism in City Heights, San Diego. The interview was conducted by Avika Dhillon, a third-year history major who met Ramla Sahid while working with the Refugee Health Unit on behalf of the Race and Oral History course at UCSD, and the interview was conducted at PANA headquarters in City Heights, San Diego.
*Ramla Sahid did not consent to have the audio recording of the interview uploaded. However, she did consent and approve the use of the interview transcript.