UPCOMING Events

Transforming Lives Through Education
FEBRUARY 20, 2021 1PM-3PM (CST)

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

One of the most important values in the United States is education, and through education, this country helps provide opportunities and prosperity to people around the world. Education should be a fundamental right for all Minnesotans, including Africans in the diaspora.

Please join us as we hear from guest speakers that are deeply passionate about the importance of education, and a student panel that will share their journey through education in the United States.

  • Dr. Lawson Fatima, Board Chairwoman of Minnesota Africans United

  • Dr. Raphael Onyeaghala, Chair of Education Committee, Minnesota Africans United

  • Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

  • Justice Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and Founder/Chair of the Page Education Foundation

  • Dr. Barbara McDonald, President, The College of St. Scholastica

  • Dr. John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics, Webster State University

  • Ms. Muna Mohamed, Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Ms. Agwa Watba, Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Ms. Linda Kalu, North Hennepin Community College

  • Ms. Madina Tall, The College of St. Scholastica

Agenda:

  • 1:00 p m – Welcome and Opening Remarks

    • Dr. Lawson Fatima, Board Chairwoman of Minnesota Africans United

    • Dr. Raphael Onyeaghala, Chair of Education Committee, Minnesota Africans United

    • 1:10pm-2:00pm – Keynote Presentations

    • Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

    • Justice Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and Founder/Chair of the Page Education Foundation

    • Dr. Barbara McDonald, President, The College of St. Scholastica

    • Dr. John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Economics, Webster State University

 

Moderator

The moderator for the event is Dr. Raphael Onyeaghala, Dean of the College of Business, Education, Graduate and Professional Studies at Southwest Minnesota State University. He is also the Chair of the Education Committee at Minnesota Africans United. He is originally from Nigeria.

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm – Student Panel

  • Ms. Muna Mohamed, Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Ms. Agwa Watba, Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Ms. Linda Kalu, North Hennepin Community College

  • Ms. Madina Tall, The College of St. Scholastica

 

Moderator

The moderator for the student panel is Dr. Julia Ugorji, Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at North Hennepin Community. She is also the Board Secretary and Member of the Education Committee at Minnesota Africans United. She is originally from Nigeria.

 

Point of contact: A cell phone number for someone you can reach on the day of the event if you have any technical difficulties:

·         Mohammadu Fadil: 310-467-6090

·         Basil Ajuo: 505-204-5927

 

 

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