Young Education Professionals-Twin Cities
EDTalks: Engaging Somali Youth + The Power of a Second Chance
Monday January 26, 2015 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Honey at Ginger Hop
201 East Hennepin Ave | Mpls
Mohamed Farah: Engaging and Empowering Somali Youth
Mohamed Farah is co-founder and Executive Director of Ka-Joog, which enriches the lives of Somali-American youth in Minnesota through mentoring and guidance on education and employment. He received the 2012 City of Minneapolis Youth Leadership Award and FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award, and has testified before the US Senate about Al-Shabaab recruitment and the critical importance of improving opportunities for Somali-American young people. He is a former project manager at Element Materials Technology in St. Paul.
Deseria Galloway: The Power of a Second Chance
Deseria Galloway is founder and CEO of Well Spring Second Chance Center, which works to reduce intergenerational incarceration of young people and enhance the lives of ex-offenders who are re-entering society and family. Deseria has dedicated her life to serving at-risk children and families as a social worker, child protection investigator and community leader. A published poet, she has worked with the Twin Cities Anti-Violence Coalition, National Association of Black Social Workers and several other organizations, and has received many awards, including one from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
EDTalks is a lively series of networking and education events that engages young professionals in public education issues in the Twin Cities. Each program features two compelling 20-minute presentations by cutting-edge educators, youth advocates, journalists, artists, policy-makers and others, along with ample time for conversation and networking.
EDTalks is presented by AchieveMpls and The Citizens League in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television, Young Education Professionals - Twin Cities, Young Professionals of Minneapolis, Bush Foundation and the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder. For more information, contact Rebecca Noecker at 612.455.1570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.