Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Local Community Groups Open Dialogue with East African Community

A new dialogue between San Diego's community of residents of East African descent and local service providers and educators was begun recently thanks to a conference sponsored by the Voices of Women, United Women of East Africa Support Team and City Heights HOPE.

Agin Shaheed, San Diego Unified's Race Human Relations and Advocacy Department program manager, was part of panel that to discussed how to provide better advocacy for children and adults in a diverse cultural community.

In addition, Shaheed gave a motivational speech to the participating students on how to become responsible citizens of San Diego’s community and shared information about the contributions of East Africans to the American culture.

Participants are working mprove the service and enhance the overall health and well-being of East African families living in San Diego.

For more information, contact Shaheed at 858-490-8678.