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Juneteenth Shades of Diversity Event Comes to Town Again


Thursday, June 5, 2008
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Last year Andre Sims of MN Inside Out organized the 1st
Annual Juneteenth Shades of Diversity event at the 601 Graves Hotel in Minneapolis, MN.
This year he and his team say they have created an even bigger and better
two-part event.

Dr. Cornel West will address this year’s theme and call to
action, which has been dubbed “Securing Our Destiny: Closing the Educational
Gap.” 

This year’s dinner and silent auction will be held on Friday
at the International Market Square.
A fashion show, “Haute Noir” and a concert featuring Neo Soul artist Angie
Stone will be held on Saturday June 14 at Epic Concert & Special Event
Venue in Downtown Minneapolis. Aligning with the theme and purpose of the
overall event, a portion of this year’s proceeds will go to Seed Academy
and Harvest Preparatory in Minneapolis.

This year’s events are sure to ignite a flame for community
responsibility and action – much like last year. When asked what makes this year’s
Shades of Diversity Dinner even better, Andre Sims quickly replied, “Well, we’ve
got Cornel West!”  

Tickets for the fashion show “Haute
Noir” and Angie Stone’s concert are $50.  For more information please visit www.twincitiesblack.com or www.mninsideout.com, 763-551-3921.  

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About Anna Otieno

Anna Otieno is a Special Correspondent for Mshale and reports on Faith, Politics, Health, Entertainment, and more. She enjoys various areas of media from print and television to research and analysis. She has a BA in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and an MA in Media Studies, Communication, both from Stanford University. She is also the founder and director of The Akinyi Foundation, an organization that focuses on humanitarian action by tying individual and group volunteers to domestic and international areas of need. Anna strives to disclose the most unique perspectives in life by utilizing the most creative styles. She’s always in search of answers…“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.” - e.e. cummings

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