Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe - Ugandan Hero --- Special Guest DePaul University - Week of January 26, 2014

To all of my Chicago friends---

I will be in Chicago tomorrow through Thursday morning with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe.....She is being honored at DePaul University.

I hope that if time permits to see some of you / talk to you at least.

Here is more information about the event on Monday evening:

SNL Africa Diaspora Committee
Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium
on Social Justice and Social Action

Transformational Leadership:
Courage, Conviction and Commitment

Keynote Speaker:
Connie L. Lindsey, Executive Vice President
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion-Northern Trust and National Board President for the Girl Scouts of the USA

Special guest:
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, CNN Hero, humanitarian and honorary doctorate recipient at DePaul SNL December Graduation at Tangaza College

5:30-8:00 p.m.

DePaul University Loop Campus:
DePaul Center – North End CafĂ©
1 E. Jackson, Blvd., 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.


This year the keynote address will be delivered by Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President and
Global Head of Social Responsibility at Northern Trust and National Board President for the Girl Scouts of the USA. Ms. Lindsey will share her insights on leading through change and the relevance of Dr. King’s life, legacy and lessons in our global society.

Special Guest Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, CNN 2007 Hero and recipient of the 2013 Doctorate of Humane Letters at the DePaul ceremony in Kenya, will join us. Sister Nyirumbe, a Ugandan educator who empowers women and girls who survived brutality at the hands of rebels, is the subject of Sewing Hope, a book and documentary film being shown at DePaul on February 19.

This title of this event has been updated and this event is part of the Sankofa 40 Years of Blackness at SNL theme for the year.

Co-sponsored with DePaul Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity and SNL’s Office of the Dean.

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