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Not Your Typical
Grab a drink, grab a friend and explore
education in a whole new atmosphere!
Mohamed Farah: Engaging and Empowering Somali Youth
Monday, January 26
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Doors open 5:30 pm
205 East Hennepin Ave.
Free & open
to the public!
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 is founder and CEO of Wellspring 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 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
Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation
with additional support from
the Bush Foundation
Please RSVP to:
2 speakers + 2 stories =
1 fresh way to learn about public education
www.achievempls.org I 612.455.1571