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2017 Justice Lecture: Participatory Justice

Friday, March 10, 2017

4:45 PM - 7:00 PM

University of St. Thomas, 2060 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

Join the St. Kate's–St. Thomas School of Social Work for the eighth annual Justice Lecture, focused on the 2016-17 theme, "Participatory Justice." Abdi Warsame, Minneapolis Ward 6 Council Member and first Somali-American elected to municipal office in the U.S., speaks on "Engaging the Diversity of Our Communities."

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About Abdi Warsame

Abdi Warsame was born in Somalia and grew up in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, where he studied and attained a BSc in Business and a Master's Degree in International Business. He moved to Minneapolis in 2006.

Warsame was elected to the Minneapolis City Council in November 2013, becoming the first Somali-American elected to the council and the first in the nation to win a municipal election.

Visit the School of Social Work event page to read more about the annual Justice Lecture and Abdi Warsame.


  • 4:45 p.m. — Registration and appetizers
  • 5–7 p.m. — Program and Q&A

This event is free and open to the public. Registration required.

The lecture will take place at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus in McNeely Hall, Room 100.

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