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Semhar Araia: From Here to Eritrea

Semhar Araia is an Eritrean American social activist, professor and international lawyer.
Semhar Araia is an Eritrean American social activist, professor and international lawyer. She is the founder and Executive Director of DAWN – the Diaspora African Women’s Network.

BY KATE METZGER,

In a room with 11 White House Champions of Change, Semhar Araia ’99 was meeting with the president.

Her cohort that day in April 2012 included individuals who had dedicated their lives to causes such as veterans’ issues, housing and health care. They had an hour with President Barack Obama and each was given the opportunity to describe their work. Semhar Araia ’99 was the last to present. Continue reading Semhar Araia: From Here to Eritrea