On Sunday, June 26, 2011, during The Hues Alive at Five: Celebrating Our Communities of Color, we will be honoring the following individuals with Hues CulturalMessage 1 of 1 , May 24, 2011View Source
On Sunday, June 26, 2011, during The Hues Alive at Five: Celebrating Our Communities of Color, we will be honoring the following individuals with Hues Cultural Diversity Awards:
1) Ada Deer – Ada is a retired UW-Madison School of Social Worker, former chair of the Menominee Nation and consummate community activist.
2) Jacqueline DeWalt – Jacqueline is director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison PEOPLE Program, the university’s initiative to create a pipeline of qualified students of color going to higher education institutions — and specifically the UW-Madison.
3) Paul and Atsuko Kusuda – Paul and Atsuko are long-time community activists and philanthropists. Before it even became fashionable or possible, Paul was working on universal health care for Wisconsin residents.
4) Lilliam Post – For the past fifteen years, Lilliam Post has been working with poor and new arrivals in Madison to help them access basic resources and become self-sufficient, participating members of our community through Centro Hispano, Contacto Latino and the Catholic Multicultural Center.
5) E. Aggo Akyea – Aggo is the president of the African Association of Madison whose energies led to the creation of Africa Fest and the revitalization of the organization. Aggo is also the director of the Bureau of Minority Business Development at the Wis. Department of Commerce who initiated Marketplace, an annual minority business training conference and has helped hundreds of minority businesses sell goods and services to the public and private sectors.
To date, The Hues Alive at Five has been sponsored by The Ho-Chunk Nation, Ruben and Wanda Anthony, the Wisconsin Organization for Asian Americans, Asian Wisconzine, Anthony and Karen Johnson and Sharyl Kato. E-mail me at gramling@... to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.