Mayor Lunde of Brooklyn Park and ex-soccer player turned presidential aspirant, George Weah, to speak at OLM Inaugural Ball in Minnesota

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George Weah (left), ex-soccer player and presidential aspirant and Brooklyn Park Mayor jeff Lunde are featured speakers at the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota Inaugural Ball on Saturday, March 14 2015.
George Weah (left), ex-soccer player and presidential aspirant and Brooklyn Park Mayor jeff Lunde are featured speakers at the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota Inaugural Ball on Saturday, March 14 2015.
George Weah (left), ex-soccer player and presidential aspirant and Brooklyn Park Mayor jeff Lunde are featured speakers at the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota Inaugural Ball on Saturday, March 14 2015.

The Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) will hold its Inaugural Ball on Saturday, March 14 at Northbrook Alliance Church in Brooklyn Center. The occasion is the inauguration of newly elected officers.

Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeff Lunde is the featured keynote speaker. In the past week, there have been calls from sections of the Liberian community to withdraw the invitation to the mayor until he supports a lifting of the amplified noise ban that the Brooklyn Park City Council imposed on the city’s parks. African immigrants including those from Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and others spoke passionately at a council meeting last week exhorting it to lift it, as it will disproportionately affect their communities.

OLM board member, Mohammed Dukuly, in an email to the community in the past week has also announced that George Weah, a former soccer player and presidential aspirant, will grace the occasion.

Tickets for the inaugural ball are going for $35 for couples and $20 for a single person. They are available by calling Mrs. Victoria Peabody @ 763-496-7121.

OLM Inaugural Ball
Saturday, March 14 2015 7:30pm
Northbrook Alliance Church
6240 Aldrich Avenue North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Tickets: Mrs. Victoria Peabody @ 763-496-7121

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  • Tom Gitaa

    Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mshale which has been reporting on the news and culture of African immigrants in the United States since 1995. He has a BA in Business from Metro State University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dish Network satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as the first Black President of the Board of Directors at Books for Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. He has previously served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. An avid runner, he retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on training for half marathons.

About Tom Gitaa Gitaa, Editor-in-Chief

Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mshale which has been reporting on the news and culture of African immigrants in the United States since 1995. He has a BA in Business from Metro State University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dish Network satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as the first Black President of the Board of Directors at Books for Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. He has previously served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. An avid runner, he retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on training for half marathons.

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