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African Immigrant Services (AIS) cordially invites you to an African Community Appreciation & Awards Dinner on Friday November 15, 2013, at the Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel’s Grand Room, formerly Crowne Plaza (2200 Freeway Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430).
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m. | Official Program: 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.| Extra Social Hours: 10:30 to 01:30 a.m.
Theme: Investing in Civic Engagement & Equity
Keynote Speaker: Lawrencina Mason Oramalu (Director of Equity & Diversity, Minneapolis Public Schools)
· Free Red Carpet Pictures
· Fine cuisine & great music
· Fashion Show & Spoken Words
· Appreciation & awards
· Cultural performances
· Project updates & Keynote address
· Entertainment (Dance, cash bar, etc.)
Cost of Tickets|Donations:https://aisafricandinner.eventbrite.com/
All donations are tax-deductible! Sponsorship packages are available upon request. RSVP Now! email@example.com | 612-388-4767
Donations will support civic engagement and equity projects within communities of color in NW suburbs.
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· http://www.startribune.com/local/north/207406581.html?refer=y(Sustaining this initiative)
Profile of Keynote Speaker
Throughout her career, Lawrencina Mason Oramalu has been committed to identifying and removing barriers to equity; developing welcoming, inclusive and respectful environments, as well as being part of coalitions committed to promoting social justice.
Lawrencina once served as the Assistant Dean and Director of Multicultural Affairs at William College of Law. Before joining William Mitchell, she worked in several capacities at the University of Minnesota, including Associate Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA), where she investigated discrimination and harassment complaints and counseled faculty and staff on equity and diversity issues. Lawrencina also worked as the Associate Director at the Humphrey Institute’s Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, where she managed several research projects that examined racial and ethnic inequality in education, housing, employment, child proactive services and government contracting. There, she co-taught a freshman seminar on Law & Public Policy. Lawrencina earned a M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law
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African Immigrant Services (AIS)
AIS works to inspire civic engagement, to build community assets, and to overcome systemic and cultural barriers. Established by African immigrants to build social capital and community power, AIS also helps to creatively increase access to economic opportunities for historically disadvantaged people and communities of color.
AIS is the reigning 2013 & 2014 winner of the prestigious Minnesota's African Non-Profit of the Year 2013 Award annually hosted by Mshale Newspaper & Books for Africa.
AIS in The News: Click links Below:
African Immigrant Services help north metro immigrant community become leaders
How one immigrant organization is training a new generation of community leaders
To serve diverse students, school districts try to help minorities earn teaching licenses
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