Columbus Speaks: Women, War, and Peace

Representatives of several refugee communities in Columbus talk about the issues raised in the PBS series Women, War, and Peace, and Nasro’s Journey, a film by Tariq Tarey and Doug Rutledge about a Somali refugee in Columbus.


  • Marian Ghed, director of United Somali Refugee Women
  • Khadra Mohamed, who works with the Center for Somali Women’s Advancement
  • Debarati Bardhan, president of Asha-Ray of Hope, which supports and counsels victims of domestic violence in Ohio, especially in the South East Asian community
  • Nadia Kasvin; the co-founder of US Together, Incorporated, a refugee resettlement agency affiliated with the national Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
  • Nga Nguyen, Community Liaison Coordinator for US Together
  • Suhad Koshan, a refugee from Iraq who resettled in Columbus.
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