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The Staten Island Liberian Community Association (SILCA) hosted a celebratory banquet in honor of the 165th anniversary of Liberian independence.
Vamba S. Fofana, Chairman of SILCA, addressing the banquet
(from left to right) Mrs. Sulunteh, Ambassador Sulunteh, SILCA President Teele Brown
The celebration continued on Sunday with a Ministerial Alliance Intercessory Service, where our Executive Director spoke to the congregation about the challenges faced by the remaining 2,000 refugees on Buduburam. Many people from the community passed through Buduburam before coming to the US, and some still have family members there.
Executive Director Camilla Hermann speaking at the Intercessory Service
all photos by Oliver Hermann