Oromo Studies Association
The Oromo Studies Association (OSA) is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit organization registered in the United States of America. Established by international scholars, covering all continents, OSA seeks to promote studies relating and relevant to the Oromo people.
OSA provides its members with up to date information on conferences, publications, and community issues relating to the Oromo people.
OSA seeks to share Oromo culture and its unique view of the world with our audiences. If you have a question about the Oromo Studies Association or the Oromo people in general, please contact us.
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"I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Nelson Mandela. We are, indeed, grieving his death, but humanity is better off because of his universal message of love, peace, harmony, understanding, human rights, and democracy. As an Oromo and President of Oromo Studies Association, Mandela's struggle against discrimination and oppression will inspire me to fight for the rights of the Oromo people and other oppressed peoples around the world. Mandela was a Prisoner of Conscience, but he was a free man at last. Today, I wish Freedom for the tens of thousands of Oromo prisoners of conscience. Freedom, Justice and Equality for all!" Ibrahim Amae Elemo M.D, M.P.H, President, Oromo Studies Association, Senior Resident, Internal Medicine, Weiss Memorial Hospital
On the Situation of Oromo Migrant Workers, and Refugees in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Oromo Studies Association released this joint statement with Oromo Community Associations in North America regarding the situation of Oromo and other Ethiopian Refugees, Asylum Seekers and and Migrant Workers from Ethiopia. We heard and observed with disbelief and a profound sense of grief the awful news coming from Saudi Arabia. The graphic images and videos of indiscriminate beatings of defenseless immigrant workers, ostensibly at the hands of Saudi Arabian law enforcement officials and vigilantes, has clearly shocked and enraged us. Law enforcement officials have randomly rounded up, kept tens of thousands of the immigrants in concentration camp-type facilities, and deported many thousands more to Ethiopia without regard to individual cases and needs. Read more
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