July 15, 2018 –
“Aiša Purak will talk about her book that evaluates the study of a sample of 100 Bosnian families who immigrated to Rochester and found a way to adapt to life in the new society. These Bosnians still face cultural and religious challenges, even after over a two decades living here. The book is about the journey of Bosnian Muslim refugees coming to America and their struggles in making a life in America."
“Aiša Purak was born in the small village of Jastrebac in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a refugee from Bosnia, she came to Rochester and started working with the Bosnian community, primarily with women and children.