Monday, March 09, 2009

President's sister to speak on campus

President’s sister to speak on campus

Maya Soetoro-Ng with her brother President Barack Obama and his daughters, Sasha (in his arms) and Malia and her daughter Suhaila. Soetoro-Ng will speak on campus March 17.

Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Barack Obama, will give a speech on leadership and service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, in the University Union Ballroom.

The lecture is sponsored by Sacramento State’s Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program, UNIQUE Programs and the Departments of Pan African Studies, Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies.

Ng was invited to speak by Boatamo Mosupyoe, director of CWC. She and Ng are board members of Global Majority, a non-profit organization promoting non-violent conflict resolution.

Ng, who was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a high school teacher at a school for girls in Hawaii. She teaches world cultures, U.S. history and the Constitution and Peacemakers, a course she designed on the power of nonviolence. She is also a lecturer at the University of Hawaii's College of Education where she teaches multi-cultural education and the history of education.

She holds a master’s degree in secondary education and a doctorate in international comparative education. She and her husband Konrad have a 4-year-old daughter, Suhaila.

For more info on the visit, contact Mosupyoe at 278-7570.
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