Mr. Bekele Gerba is coming to Washington, DC

The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC has been informed by Members of the DMV Oromo Federalist Congress International Support Group that Mr. Bekele Gerba, the Deputy Chairman of the (OFC), is coming to Washington DC area this weekend. As known, Mr. Gerba who was languishing in a high security Ethiopian jail was released few weeks ago. Mr. Gerba will arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, on May 5, 2018, at 3:30 PM.   Let us welcome him as one of our heroes and champion of human rights defender.

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Call for Protest Rally in Washington DC

Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC Subject: Invitation to a Peaceful Protest Rally in Washington DC To All Oromo Communities in North America, In order to be the voice for our people who are suffering from the tyrannical rule of the TPLF led Ethiopian government, and to reaffirm our solidarity with them, the OCO will hold a peaceful protest rally in Washington DC on March 22, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The peaceful protest rally begins in front of the U.S. Capitol at 9:00 AM, and then continues to U.S. Department of…

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Sad News: Mrs. Yeshi Teklu Tessema

The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC (OCO) has learned on February 12 2018 that one of our beloved members, Mrs. Yeshi Teklu Tessema had passed away. On behalf of all Oromo in the Washington Metropolitan area, the OCO would like to express its deep condolence to the family and friends of the late Mrs Tessema. The OCO would also like to encourage everyone to attend the funeral service and console the family and friends. The funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 14, 2018. Detailed program: Prayer Service…

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Happy New Year!

To all Oromo in the DMV area, Happy New Year! The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC has organized a special New Year Eve event to create an environment of coming together, celebrating the New Year, and remembering our people back home. The New Year Organizing team is working tirelessly to make the event interesting and relevant. Therefore, the OCO would like to extend its invitation to you and your family members to be part of this special event, which will be held on: Date: December 31, 2017 Time: 7:00PM –…

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Oromo Community Organization  Public Meeting

Oromo Community Organization  Public Meeting Date: December 16, 2017 Time: 2pm to 6pm New address:  Northwestern High School 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782 View the calendar event here The Task Force established by OCO is pleased to invite you to a public meeting of all Oromo’s in Washington DC Metropolitan area to discuss the status of the community, and chart ways of strengthening and building the community in the spirit of Oromummaa. This meeting is a follow up of our meeting of October 21, 2017 called by Oromo Community…

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OCO’s Reaction to the Ongoing Sufferings of the Oromo People

The Oromo people’s struggle against the dictatorial Ethiopian government, for the respect of their human rights, has been intensified since 2014 in much coordinated anti-government protests engulfing the country. The Ethiopian government security forces violently responded to peaceful Oromo protesters, killing thousands and jailing indefinitely hundreds of thousands innocent Oromo. On September 3, 2016, with unparalleled cruelty, the Ethiopian regime burned alive Oromo prisoners of conscious and gunned down those who were trying to escape the fire. As we all know, the Ethiopian government also imposed a 10-month state of…

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Sad News: Mr. Yonathan Temesgen Petros

To all Oromo in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC (OCO) has learned that one of our beloved Oromo members, Mr. Yonathan Temesgen Petros passed away. On behalf of all Oromo in the Washington Metropolitan area, the OCO would like to express its deep condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Yonathan Temesgen Petros. The Funeral Program is as Follows Prayer Service – 10:15 AM St. Lawrence Catholic Church 6222 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310 ? Burial Service – 12:00 PM Fairfax Memorial…

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Children Festival and Cookout

To: All Oromo living in the Washington DC Metropolitan area Subject: Oromo Children Festival at the annual Oromo Community Organization Cookout day When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 Where:1620 E Randolph Rd, Colesville, MD 20904, Valley Mill Special Park Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm It is that time of the year again, were we gather and celebrate our children. Teach and learn from them and seed the identity of Oromuma. This year’s Oromo Kids Festival is bound to provide an exciting day out for children and their families. There will be plenty…

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OSA Annual Conference

Dear members of the Oromo Community in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, The Oromo Studies Association (OSA) cordially invites all Oromos in the area to attend the 31st Annual OSA Conference in Washington DC, July 28-30, 2017. This year’s conference will be held at the prestigious George Washington University and the conference?will explore the Oromo gadaa heritage, knowledge, traditions and their contemporary significance. OSA Annual Conference Time & Location: Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th?from?9:00 am – 6:00 pm   Registration Information: Members: $30 Non-Members: $45  Students: $25 You can?register online by…

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