Join us for an evening of interactive cultural entertainment, diverse cultural cuisine and presentation of the prestigious Enlightened Kaleidoscope Award!
2015 Enlightened Kaleidoscope Award nominees:
Dr. Quinn Capers: Dr. Capers was nominated for his work in helping diversify the Medical School Class at The Ohio State University, in his role as Dean of Admissions and his commitment to increasing the diversity of the nation's medical workforce, a critical strategy toward eliminating racial disparities in healthcare.
Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS): The organization was nominated, in part, for its mission to help refugees and immigrants reach and sustain self-sufficiency and successfully intergrate into the Central Ohio community.
Norah Bagirinka: Ms. Bagirinka, founder of Refugee Women in Action, was nominated for her work in helping refugee women and families through resettlement support. Ms. Bagirinka also participated in the Academy Award Nominated documentary "God Sleeps in Rwanda," about five women affected by the Rwandan genocide. Dr. Arthur James
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services: The organization was nominated for being an active part of the Columbus immigrant and refugee community; offering extensive programming including services that focus on youth education, leadership and development.
Dr. Arthur James: Dr. James was nominated for his work toward eliminating health disparities, including his roles as Co-Director of Ohio Better Birth Outcomes and Co-Chairman of the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality. Dr. James was also cited for his grassroots and community oriented approach to improving health outcomes.