Founded in 2013, Ethiopian Diaspora Stories Project is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization based in the Bay Area, California, telling the stories of the Ethiopian diaspora community in print, video, and at community events.


To collect and disseminate the untold life stories of the Ethiopian Diaspora, with a special focus on those who came to the United States in the aftermath of the 1974 Ethiopian Revolution, in order to foster understanding across generations of all Ethiopians and between members of the diaspora and the communities in which they reside today.


To create a broader understanding of the root causes of migration through the stories of the Ethiopian Diaspora. To preserve the memories of the victims of the mass violence that ensued in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Revolution, as well as the culture and history of the period, and to work toward an enlightened path where all human rights are respected and where citizens of all countries are live with the utmost respect for each other, with their dignity intact, and without fear of violence, persecution, crushing poverty, injustice, or humiliation.

  • Be a witness and make arrangements to share your story with us.
  • Help us identify individuals with compelling stories in the Ethiopian community.
  • Volunteer your professional skills in videography, photojournalism, and grant writing.
  • Volunteer at events organized by Ethiopian Diaspora Stories Project.
  • Donate your financial resources to our project’s expansion in the wider community.

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