Thursday, January 27, 2011

Minnesota African American Heritage 2011 Calendar Unveiling

We know that knowledge of the existence of a civic tradition helps to foster civic engagement, so I love the idea of the Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar, which helps to annually tell the story of 12 outstanding individual citizens and demonstrates the value and honor we rightly bestow upon those who take action to better our communities. The 2011 edition is now for sale and you can find information below on how to order the calendar. The public is also invited to an Unveiling Ceremony slated for this weekend in St. Paul and encouraged to attend to congratulate and show support for the 2011 honorees!
Unveiling Ceremony for the Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011 7pm -8:30 pm
Progressive Family Life Center
1505 Burns Ave in St. Paul, MN
Admission: $10 (includes 1 calendar). Children 12 and under free.

Can't attend the ceremony? You can get your calendar now! The 2011 Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar is now available for only $10. For the 5th year, it showcases the accomplishments of the following African Americans with roots in Minnesota. The 2011 Class of Honorees are:
  • W. Toni Carter
  • Bobby Joe Champion
  • Timothy T. Childs
  • Christopher E. Crutchfield
  • Nathaniel Khaliq and Victoria Davis
  • Lee Gatlin
  • Robin P. Hickman
  • Kimberly Price
  • Rudy Rousseau+ The Steeles
  • Deborah Watts
  • Robert Williams
The 2011 calendar features these twelve accomplished honorees, each with a unique story to tell. This collaboration supports the nurturing, education and development of our children, youth and families. This calendar presents a richness and texture to the history of African-Americans to fill the gaps in history books. Hopefully, these exceptional individuals will inspire all youth in Minnesota and beyond.

The 2011 Minnesota African-American Heritage Calendar will support the purpose and vision to celebrate our heritage and to inspire the human spirit. For further information or to order the calendar, please contact Kim White at 651-263-5769, Pat Evans at, or the Progressive Family Life Center @ 651-774-5503.

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