April 25, 2008

Sacramento State hosts Africa Peace Awards Dinner

Sacramento Stateís Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution will hold its 17th annual Africa Peace Awards dinner and dance Saturday, May 3 in the University Unionís Ballroom.

Honorees include Jeannette Ndhlovu, consul-general of South Africa; Pastor Daniel Gebreselassie, a prison reform advocate from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Faye Kennedy, Sacramento Area Black Caucus/Center for Collaborative Planning, and the non-profit Solar Cookers International of Sacramento. SCI has helped more than 30,000 families in Africa to cook with solar energy.

Cost is $50 for the VIP reception, dinner and dance; $35 for the dinner and dance and $25 for students. The VIP reception begins at 6:30 p.m., the dinner program at 7 p.m., and the dance at 10 p.m.

Master of ceremonies for the event is Kenyan-born comedian Edwin Okongo and entertainment includes African Cultural Dances by the Dehcontee Liberian Dance Company, Inc.

For more information, call 278-6282, or visit www.csus.edu/org/capcr. For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.