International Women's Day: Promoting and Supporting Women of African Descent

Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy
March 8, 2018 - 8:00 am CST
- 5:00 pm
This daylong symposium addresses all aspects of lives of women of African descent. Cosponsored by Isuroon. Keynote address by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.


  • Bruce Corrie, City of St. Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development 
  • Judge LaJune Lange
  • Kenya McKnight, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance 
  • Ikram Koliso, Mayor Melvin Carter’s Office 
  • Toni Carter, Ramsey County commissioner
  • Antonia Apolinario-Wilcoxon, MN Department of Human Services 
  • Lynn Nyamwaya, The African Nurses Network Inc.
  • Zenzele Isoke, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota 
  • Anitra Cottledge, Women’s Center, University of Minnesota 
  • Maryan Abinur, Hope Community 
  • Fata Acquoi, African Immigrant Services 
  • Brittany Lewis, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Fartun Welli, Isuroon 
  • Dean Laura Bloomberg, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 
  • Simone Gbolo, Public Policy and International Affairs Program