Cultural Jambalaya Diversity Awards

2018 Cultural Jambalaya Diversity Awards

5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2018
Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, Minn.

With music by Jearyln Steele
5:30 pm — Social Hour
7:00 pm — Dinner
7:45 pm —Program
Featuring the 2018 Diversity Awards Recipients

The Diversity Awards will honor four inspirational Minnesota champions who have made a positive difference by advancing multiculturalism or cultural diversity in their communities.


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Aaisha Said, Ben Herstig, Miranda Shapiro & Ilham Nur

HHS Responds, Hopkins High School

Student leaders bring together culturally diverse students from all backgrounds and perspectives in a safe place to discuss cultural, political and ideological differences.

Indian Education Department, Minneapolis Public Schools
Anna Ross, Director

Eleven statewide tribes look to the department to advance knowledge and understanding of Native cultures for Native students and families, as well as for all students.

Nathaniel (Nate) Beulah
7th Grade Ethnic Studies, Northeast Middle School

Created unique curricula to teach 7th graders about differing ethnicities that make up our society by detailing their social justice contributions and how that impacts us all today.

(Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment)
Nausheena Hussain, Executive Director

RISE empowers Muslim women to take positions of leadership to amplify their voice and to showcase the changemakers and trailblazers making social justice impact in our society.