businessmen to be honored with Africa Peace Award
publisher William H. Lee and attorney John Burris will be honored
with 2003 Africa Peace Awards at a dinner and dance to be held at
6 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at the Country Club Events Center, 2600
Watt Avenue, in Sacramento.
The award ceremony will be held at the conclusion the 12th annual
Africa/Diaspora Conference, May 1-3, sponsored by the California
State University, Sacramento Center for African Peace Conflict Resolution
and the CSUS Pan African Studies Program. The popular local band
Mumbo Gumbo will provide entertainment and KXTV-Channel 10 reporter
Karen Massie will emcee the event.
Lee, a leader in the Sacramento business community and a member
of the CSUS Advisory Board, will receive the 2003 Peace Education
Award for his outstanding leadership in building bridges among the
African community through his weekly newspaper, The Sacramento
Burris will receive the 2003 Peace and Justice Award in recognition
of his distinguished service and championship of civil rights, especially
for people of African descent. Burris is a prominent civil rights
attorney specializing in police misconduct cases and is frequently
tapped as an expert legal analyst on national television programs.
For more information, please contact CSUS professor Ernest Uwazie
at (916) 278-6282. Media assistance is available by contact the
CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156. Tickets are available
at the CSUS Box Office at (916) 278-4323 or at www.tickets.com.