Rescheduled -- Abdi Warsame at Our Saviour's

Mr. WarsameWe are honored to announce that Abdi Warsame, recently elected city council representative for Ward 6, will speak at our adult forum on Sunday, March 16. The church lies within his ward. Mr. Warsame is the first Somali American elected to the Minneapolis city council. (Read more about his historic race.)

He will talk about his vision and goals, what it is like being on the council and how we might help him. Come hear this history-making young leader! We'll start at 9:00am.

Here's a biography sent by his office:

Born in Somalia, Abdi Warsame grew up in the United Kingdom and moved to Minneapolis in 2006.  He holds a BSc in Business from Middlesex University and a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Greenwich.  Mr. Warsame served as Board Chair of the Cedar Riverside-Neighborhood Revitalization Program (CR-NRP) as well as the Executive Director of the Riverside Plaza Tenants Association (RPTA). 

Mr. Warsame was the founder and spokesperson for the Citizen’s Committee for Fair Redistricting, which took part in the redistricting process that aimed to create a more equitable and representative political map of Minneapolis in order to create better opportunities for all residents of the City. The Citizen’s Committee lobbying was a historic success and today’s current map of the City including Wards 6 and 9 are a testament to their hard work.

After emerging as a strong voice in the community, Warsame was urged by friends and neighbors to run for public office. With their support, Warsame was elected to the Minneapolis City Council in November 2013. In winning the seat, Warsame became the first Somali-American elected to the council and the first in the nation to win a municipal election.  As a public servant, Warsame is focusing on the city’s most pressing issues: jobs, housing, safety and community development.

CM Warsame is a practicing Muslim and lives in the Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis.