Somali American Parent Association gala to celebrate ‘Community Resilience’

Health professionals at a 2015 mental health conference organized by the Somali American Parent Association (SAPA) in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health. SAPA will hold its annual gala at the Minneapolis Central Library on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Photo: Faiza Abbas Mahamud/Mshale

Somali American Parent Association (SAPA) will hold its annual gala at the Minneapolis Central Library on Saturday, March 19.

This will be the organization’s second annual gala.“Community Resilience” is the theme of this year’s celebration. SAPA’s first annual gathering attracted more than 70 attendees and featured Assistant Commissioner of Education, Hue Nguyen and City Council member, Abdi Warsame. “Educating Families, Building Community Fundraising” was the theme of their first edition.

SAPA said it wants to share all of the work they have done around mental health, parent program and youth development with the community.

“The annual gala is to showcase the great work we do for the community,” said SAPA founder and Executive Director, Mohamed Mohamud.

Individual tickets start at $32 for students and $53 for others and are available online here.

If you plan  to go:

Somali American Parent Association Gala
Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 6:30 P.M.
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Single Ticket: $53.49
Student Ticket: $32.49
Buy Online @ Eventbrite


About Faiza Abbas Mahamud, Mshale Associate Editor

Faiza Abbas Mahamud is Associate Editor at Mshale having started as a Staff Reporter. She has a BA in Journalism and Women's Studies from Augsburg College. She is author of the documentary "Somali Women’s Education”. She is based in Minneapolis.

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