Khadija Charif performs “She woke up.” By Angilee Shah | December 2, 2015 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Immigration Subscribe to Immigration Khadija Charif Somali American Minneapolis college student Khadija Charif performs her poem “She woke up” She was inspired by the image of a mother from Syria looking for her lost son, and imagined that could have been her mother. Charif was one of several performers and speakers at the free public event “Refugee Crisis: What can we do?” on Oct. 29 at Macalester college in St. Paul, Minn. Editors note: Angilee Shah created this video as part of The UpTake’s Conflict Sensitive Journalism Fellowship and is reposted from PRI by permission. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.