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Your Call: How are African communities discussing Ebola and its stigma?



On the December 1st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the impact of Ebola related stigma against African immigrant communities. The Ebola epidemic has affected over a million people in West Africa, but African communities here in the US are experiencing their own related crisis, the stigma associated with being African. What are they experiencing? And how are they responding to incidents of discrimination and harassment against their communities? Join the conversation with Hana Baba, and you.


Nunu Kidane, Director of Priority Africa Network based in Oakland

Amaha Kassa, Executive Director of African Communities Together

Web Resources:

Priority Africa Network: Africa is More Than EBOLA: A community forum to inform, engage and find strength in our shared humanity

African Communities Together

The Guardian: I am a Liberian, not a virus': west Africans hit back against Ebola stigm

Huffington Post: Hotline Launches To Help African Immigrants Facing Ebola Stigma

Aljazeera: US West Africans facing Ebola stigma

Washington Post: The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place