It’s been a year since the height of an Ebola outbreak that ravaged West Africa and kept communities in the United States on high alert. In Rhode Island, the crisis hit home with a large Liberian and West-African born community.
A group called Ebola Be Gone emerged as a driving force for raising awareness and providing supplies for those affected. One of its leaders, Komlan Soe, joined us in the studio to reflect on how that experience brought his community together and changed his life.
A conversation with Komlan Soe, a Liberian-born Rhode Islander who helped mobilize his community to respond to the Ebola crisis a year ago. Today, he's pursuing a masters degree at Salve Regina in international relations and interning at the Naval War College. Also, he's helped launch a nonprofit with friends called the Refugee Dream Center (http://www.refugeedreamcenter.org/).