Local Happenings: September 2017

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for the ninth annual Spirit & Soul Festival. The outdoor festival is a celebration of Downtown Richmond and will feature live music on two stages, food and artisan vendors, a youth zone, a mobile art gallery and information booths.

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‘In the U.S., I Made My Own Family’ – An Interview with My Great Aunt

The rock of my family is my great aunt, Rahesa Bagaum. I refer to her as Bari Auntie, which translates into “Great Aunt” in Urdu. Auntie Bagaum is from Pakistan. Although she doesn’t know her exact birthday, she believes she is somewhere from 40 to 50 years old. She speaks Rangri, and identifies as a Rajpoot. She and her children moved to the United States 15 years ago to join her husband.

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