SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 22, 2006
AFRICAN WOMEN IN THE DIASPORA CONFERENCE 2 – Empowering African Women, Ensuring Africa’s Future
The MN African Women's Association (MAWA) and her collaborators present the second bi-annual African Women in the Diaspora conference in MN.
The conference will be held on June 22, 2006, at the University of MN's Mondale Law Center, 229 19th Ave. So. Minneapolis, MN 55455. [map]
This will be a wonderful opportunity for those in the health, social work, education, legal and law enforcement fields to learn about working with New Americans from Africa. Continuing Education credits will be sought for a couple of fields.
The keynote address will be given by the Judge and Prosecutor from the 2005 Cannes Film Festival Award winning documentary Sisters In Law – Judge Beatrice Ntuba and Prosecutor Vera Ngassa from Cameroon. Breakout sessions will give opportunities to focus on African immigrant and refugee issues, local demographics, youth and education, HIV/AIDS and other health and cultural challenges, and leadership development. This year features the Africa Oboso Awards for African women and friends of Africa in five categories including: Clearing the Way, Accentuating the Positive, Staying the Course, and Friend of Africa for those who work to promote African women’s courses. Awardees come from other States, Africa and Europe.
More details to follow. For more information e-mail MAWA’s Executive Director Nyango Melissa Nambangi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call MAWA at +1 612-302-3400.
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