The Oromo people have several record and unrecorded facets of culture and history that are worth telling the world. Some of them are unique and precious that we cannot afford to lose. Now, we have realized that establishing a strong collective institute is a vital aspect to prevent this loss, and for the endurance of Oromo history and cultural heritage. To that end, the Oromo Culture Institute of Minnesota (OCIM) was founded in 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its goal is to create the opportunity of learning and teaching Oromo culture, arts and history. OCIM will focus on collecting, preserving, and teaching Oromo culture and history under one umbrella.
The Oromo Culture Institute of Minnesota will hold its grand opening ceremony on September 27, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We have invited Oromo historians, artists, community leaders, youth, and individual and organizational friends of the Oromo to take part in the opening ceremony. We invite Oromos and friends of the Oromo to be part of this historic opening ceremony of the Oromo Culture Institute of Minnesota (OCIM).
– Oromo Culture Institute of Minnesota