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.