UDS Talks

Since 2006, I have had several opportunities to share my
experience, knowledge, research and passion for Liberia, West Africa. I
have engaged audiences of all ages in Liberia and the U.S. with such
topics as education, youth development, women’s leadership, peace and
reconciliation, health, environment, history and culture. My talks
emphasize a global perspective, because we are more connected as a world
community than most people realize.

I stimulate
thoughtful dialog with my audiences about the issues under discussion
and encourage them to take a more active role in serving their global
neighbors.

Below are my past presentations and the
groups that invited me to speak. I am open to talking with groups of any
size who are interested in the topics of youth development and women’s
leadership. You may contact me at [email protected]

2014: Complex Historical Relationship: Liberia and the United States – co-presented with Branko Saah Tambah for the U.S. and Liberia Relations Student Life Event at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) on March 7 in Rosemount, Minnesota. Organized by DCTC Multicultural Student Association Event (MSLA) members.

2014: Healthcare: The Fight For Life – guest speaker for the Global Healthcare Foundation Launching Program
on February 1 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Organized by Global Healthcare Foundation, who is an international non-government organization promoting quality healthcare in Liberia and other developing nations.

2013: Discover Your Innovative Spirit– one of four presenters for the Uniting Distant Stars Youth Leadership Workshop on Creative and Innovative Thinking on September 13 and 14 in Monrovia, Liberia. Organized by Uniting Distant Stars in partnership with Accountability Lab and Monrovia Business Start-up Center.

2012: Dare to Be Your Authentic Self – one of seven speakers for the ECCY 1st Annual Youth Leadership Conference
on December 8 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Organized and sponsored by the Ebenezer
Community Church Youth Department for Liberian teenagers and young
adults.

2012: Liberia’s Emerging Leaders – main
speaker for Miss Liberia Pageant Contestants of Minnesota on June 26 in
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Organized and sponsored by the Liberian Youth
Network.

Feb 2012: Liberia: A Nation of Promise
– main speaker for Ebenezer Community Church (ECC) Youth Group on
February 26 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Organized by the ECC Youth
Leadership for Liberian teenagers and young adults.

2011: Transforming a Shared Suffering into a Shared Healing – one of several presenters of the Healing and Reconciliation Conference
November during a two-week period in Liberia. Organized by the Liberian
Ministers Association of Minnesota for people of all ages.

  • Kakata City Hall – Margibi County, Liberia
  • Bethel Outreach Church – Bushrod Island/Monrovia, Liberia
  • Providence Baptist Church – Monrovia, Liberia

2010: Liberia’s History and Culture – the main speaker for 2010 Festival of Nations
at The Learning Edge School of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota
Community (SMDC) on April 30 in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Organized by SMDC
Education Department for junior and senior high students.

2010: Liberia’s History and Culture – one of three presenters for the 2010 Multicultural Celebration
at the Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) on April 12 in Rosemount,
Minnesota. Sponsored by the Diversity Council in partnership with the
Multicultural Student Leadership Association of DCTC for all students.

2009: Climate Change: Focus Liberia – one of two presenters at Liberian Youth and Climate Change Dialogue on October 24 in Monrovia Liberia. Hosted by Action Against Climate Change
(AACC) in collaboration with Society for Women Empowerment Education
and Training (SWEET) and Women Environment and Climate Action Network
(WECAN) for student leaders from various high schools and colleges.

2009: Education or Experience: What Matters More When Serving
the Patient?
– keynoter at Helthon Clinic and Training Institute’s 9th Anniversary Gala on April 4 in Barnersville, Liberia. Organized by Helthon Clinic and Training Institute for their students and graduates.

2006: Why Support Programs for Liberia’s Children? – fundraising presentations to:

  • Savage Rotary Club – Savage, Minnesota
  • Caledonia High School – Caledonia, Minnesota
  • Caledonia Rotary Club – Caledonia, Minnesota