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April 18, 2001

Nigerian to Address
Africa Peace Awards

Nigerian Ambassador Jibril Aminu will be the keynote speaker at California State University Sacramento's 10th annual Africa Peace Awards Dinner and Dance Fund-raiser, Saturday, May 5 at the Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the speech by Aminu, of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C., the event will honor Daniel Yamshon, Thelma Johnson and Patricia Malberg, along with the CSUS Youth Mentors and African Peace Organizations. Yamshon, Johnson and Malberg lead workshops on conflict resolution for the CSUS Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Previous award-winners include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, best-selling author Cornel West and former NBA star Kevin Johnson.

The event will feature African food, a cultural/fashion show and entertainment. Advance tickets are $30 for dinner, program and dancing and $45 with the addition of the VIP reception and are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or tickets.com, and other area locations. Tickets at the door are $35 and $50.

The event is sponsored by the CSUS Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution and proceeds benefit the U.S.-Africa Youth, Peace and Cultural Education Program. For more information, including ticket locations, contact Ernest Uwazie at (916) 278-6282.


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