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Harriet Kamakil Brown

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Harriet Kamakil Brown works and studies at the University of Dayton. She moved to Dayton 10 years ago and attended Sinclair Community College and Wittenberg University. Having grown up in Kenya’s largest slum, Kibera, she is interested in working with and supporting disadvantaged youth especially in pursuit of an education. Harriet has also worked with refugee resettlement in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Zambia, and more recently at Catholic Social Services of Miami Valley.

Out of Kiberia: Harriet Kamakil Brown tells her story about growing up in Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums, and the community that instilled in her an unflinching belief that she can be anything she wants to be in the world. She goes on to challenge the audience to examine how they can help build a community of support for children of all backgrounds.